LaQuan Smith S/S 2019 NYFW
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If this statement rates to be true, then viewing a LaQuan Smith collection may be too many words to handle. Made and produced in the states this seasons garments gave us the three s’s: sexy, seductive and SUPER revealing. While most of the garments took on this theme there were a few unsuspecting standouts. Smith’s opener made a statement all by itself. A simple black and white midi dress with a thigh high slit covered with women’s mug shots provoked thought throughout the audience. Then the next three followed suit with the same print featuring a high waisted short, mini dress and two-piece skirt set.
The Queens New York native has been designing since the age of 21 and has a line of celebrity wearers such as Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. Each of these artists having in common the love of edgy clothing and being known for setting trends on their own. The men’s pieces featured matched perfectly with the women’s and even though the collection didn’t focus on a cohesive theme we could appreciate the stand out pieces that were present. In that list of standouts would be Ms Winnie Harlow ripping the runway in a deep-v and super high-low red gown to close out what we will just call a showcase that took you from dramatic left to dramatic right.
Images provided by Fred Sly