It’s all in the details.
This season saw Reed Krakoff opting for a presentation rather than a runway show. An uncommon decision, but one that made perfect sense the moment we saw what was done to the space on West 36th Street.
Against a backdrop of walls painted in blocks of Yves Klein-esque cobalt blue, Krakoff filled the space with a series of wall-mounted chairs that showcased variations of his latest handbag (the very stunning, top handled RK40) and monitors that displayed 360º images from his new lookbook. In a mirroring of the digital displays, the models wearing the Spring collection also rotated around the physical space every few minutes. The whole event felt more like a proper gallery exhibition than a collection presentation.
The most exceptional moments of Krakoff’s show, however, were in the details. From the minimalistic accessories to the models’ nail color matching the accent walls, every aspect of the presentation showed meticulous planning. As for the clothing, we’re absolutely obsessed with all of the honeycombing, especially as it manifested in the black macramé silk dress and the caramel jacquard skirt and pants. The t-shirt of woven chiffon with checkerboard panels is also definitely worth a mention. Most importantly, we have to call out Krakoff’s very luxe take on Spring’s ubiquitous sneaker trend. The pale gold leather platformed oxford trainer that was shown is already a favorite of ours (as you know, we do love gooooold). If we were the betting type, we’d predict that this one is going to become a street style favorite in the coming months.
If, as Théophile Gautier once wrote, “Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution,” then surely this is it.