I’m a traditionalist in the sense that I will always prefer a runway show as a way to present collections rather than a photo shoot. Although, sometimes a plain white background to shoot against can be just as good. As proved by Norma Kamali, who favoured this method of display and with thanks to bold designs and dynamic models, created a high fashion editorial.
Comfort is defined as a key theme in the collection with thick wool coats worn on their own and the return of the all in one: a pin striped jumpsuit with super-flared trousers glamourises the standard two-piece suit and what seems to be a onesie with a fastener that resembles a seat belt and an upward collar featuring stars. A street style trend that could be the next big thing.
Eveningwear is monochromatic but far from mild. Silver spheres are strategically placed onto black dresses to charge up the typical LBD. Knitwear and denim collaborate with sheer black tulle, featuring scattered embellishments that resemble raindrops.
Norma Kamali’s AW17 collection is a bold statement of the enjoyment of choosing your wardrobe and the presentation states to wear it with electric energy.