With Iris Apfel and Karolina Kurkova in the front row, Desigual rolled out with the enthusiasm of an 80’s boyband landing their first MTV video. Boy George, specifically. The production notes feign obliviousness to the gender and musical chameleon icon, instead claiming inspiration from chic women of Barcelona’s La Ciudad Condal district. Spring 2016’s muse comes in three flavors: Carefree sporty eccentric, multi-layered eclectic sensualist and the sophisticated intellect.
By Desigual standards the fashions were tame, hinting at Lacroix’s refinement of the brand, while the overall presentation continued the trademark’s glorious display of color, print and upbeat, attitudinal layering. Their shows always leave you smiling. It doesn’t get old, though, as Desigual continues to evolves from their former trendy, splashy mixie-messes toward quirky classics. More please.
Starting strong with an untamed utilitarian minidress and printed mini-trench, the range bridged with layers of pretty blue prints and ended in wild whites. Highlights included a photo floral bomber, geometric twill car coat and patterned minis and shirt dresses. Denim ruffled faux ‘hawks and PVC shoes accessorized the looks.