What you see on Narciso’s runway is what you get online and in department stores. There is no fuss about his clothes and they are incredibly wearable. No unnecessary or impractical theatrics here! Something that many women can wear, since Narciso understands what women want to wear.
Many of the clothes had a certain “covet factor,” despite their simplicity. There was a great black jumpsuit with ladder cutouts on the chest and an iris silk slip dress with black gauze tracing the armholes. No one can match Rodriguez’s military precision.
His dresses were slinky and slip-like, embracing the curves of the female form without being too figure-hugging or trashy. A true class act!
But this collection wasn’t so stark as to be alienating to people. The best look was a black top with cape-like split sleeves that extended almost to the hem of a side-slit white skirt. It was dramatic, but a joy to wear. Rodriguez’s trademark-engineered seam tailoring also underwent some big and inportant seasonal tweaks. His pants he made were cut with ease and cropped well above the ankle and he showed them with a longer coat or a super-fine-gauged, shin-grazing cardigan.
The show’s subtle shades of mint and yellow felt fresh and vibrant. There were also gray flannel pants and coppery suede ankle boots that could be paired with many garnents in one’s wardrobe.
There was also plenty of white, tan, red, silver and black. This collection had a great mixture of garments and can be worn for seasons to come! Bravo, Narciso!