Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Chloë Sevingny for Opening Ceremony
Actress turn designer Chloë Sevingny continues her work at Opening Ceremony after her highly successful seasons. Sevingny might be successful as a fashion designer but that may be for her sense of adventurous style that catches any fashion goer’s eye. This time around she opted to not hold a showroom presentation but a full on runway show where her fashion friends like Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez attended. Like I have said before, I’m very skeptical when actors or musicians turn designers but Sevingny does a good job at it, and knows the girl who she is designing for.
Sevingny describes the collection as a “sexy teen dream” but all I saw was Jenny Humphrey (Gossip Girl fan here) going nut for every look that walked down the runway. In a twisted way I liked it, the designer brought an edge to the collection with the leather lace dresses and fun leopard prints. The shoes were another story: pearl studded penny loafers, platform sneakers and strappy heels. The looks were edgy; my favorite was the laced leather skirts and dresses that I haven’t seen in any recent collection, let alone a resort collection. There is a downtown girl in Sevingy and she wants to share it with the world with a punk look and badass attitude.
Photo Credit: Thomas Kletecka, CollectiveEdit, GoRunway, style.com