DAVID HART S/S 2015 New York Fashion Week
The ideology from Modernist architects continuos to contribute the developing of intriguing scenarios over the urban landscapes. That philosophy served as starting point for David Hart, who showcased a collection infusing the soft form of nature and the complex geometry from architecture. With a line-up of 21 looks, the collection flourished through a variety that owns a mid-century, modernist feel. Hart's references were literal but clever. Elements like the cactus featured on a print, might represent the desert areas from Palm Springs that surround the modern constructions from architects like Donald Wexler - one of the 5 architects that were cited as inspiration. A tropical vibe, coming from the color palette and the textiles, was easy to spot in the collection. Irish linen, gingham, Italian silk and cotton, are combined with a softened transition into fall's best mohair, knits, and shantung.
Hart's trend forecasting alert came in form of Polo shirts, some of which, in beautiful hues of pistachio, dusty pink, navy and slate. A hybrid between a merino sweater and a polo-shirt, featuring an ombré effect in a cactus-green shade, was a great way for the designer to explore something casual, but with a luxe touch. His tropical language was beautifully expressed by a linen blazer and matching shorts, featuring a colorful-bold atomic print, which might have been inspired by Julius Shulman's graphics. Suiting continues to evoke modern silhouettes, while the full monochromatic scale, added a retro interplay.
By Jhon Jairo Santos
Images by Ben Ferrari