Runway Review: Jonathan Simkhai Fall 2015

After five seasons of presentations, this was Jonathan Simkhai’s first runway – and it was timely on more levels than one.  The journey there enthused the young designer, as he engaged in experimentation with asymmetrical separates, lace delicacy, and all the fearlessness that comes with exploring ideas outside of his favorite mesh motif.

His fall collection is certainly a departure from his youthful, high waist mini skirts and bra tops – although he remains the authority on cut-out, body-con dresses, which are still a non-negotiable.  Mesh separates continue to rule the collection, but the employed shapes, cuts, combinations and even patterns reveal a clear maturity and courage.  His femme fatale is certainly in the driving seat this fall.

Most importantly, Simkhai is attempting to allure a new more sophisticated buyer with pieces like a slim silk skirt in tan and cracked-glass weave pattern, paired with a white boxy sweatshirt, pale pink trim and matching weave pattern.  Definitely appropriate office attire.

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