Runway Report: Jonathan Simkhai SS18

After making the permanent move to LA, SS18 was a stripped down, less complicated version of the Jonathan Simkhai pieces we’ve seen in the past. It was lighter, simpler, and felt like it had an ease and air to them as they walked down the runway. Having been inspired by the works of photographer Ward Roberts’ court series he created a collection that was ethereal yet energetic extending throughout the pieces from beginning to end.

There was a precise juxtaposition presented for SS18. A mix of American activewear aesthetic but utilizing uber feminine fabrics and fabrications as seen in eyelet plisse buttondown wrap dresses, silk chiffon lace appliqué tops, crochet jumpsuits and macrame belted jackets. This mix provided the right balance of wearability and sensuality, Thanks in part to a romantic color palette of pastel hues that were soft and inviting for everyone to wear while pinstripes barely there suedes and (as a man that lives in the city of angels would utilize) lightly colored denim brought the slight hardness he was looking for.

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