The Pratt Institute celebrated its 114th graduate fashion show last night with an innovative fashion show. It was presented in the round with theatrical lighting. Vogue editor Hamish Bowles presented Pratt's Visionary Award to menswear icon Thom Browne.
Designer Macy Smith showed a witty collection in candyland colors. Big faux fur handbags and jackets were shown with wavy waisted pants. The embellishment of choice for dresses looked like eyeballs.
Hannah Ross had a contemporary global chic vibe to her collection. She used prints that looked vaguely tribal but had a marbleized effect. The basic pieces looked like comfortable knits. The jackets, capes and outerwear however had a very interesting modular quilted effect.
Kindall Almond had a serene color palette of grey, mint, silver and white. The designer had a sporty look, playing with sheers and cutouts.
Emma Hastil had the most colorful collection in the first third of the show. She mixed lots of bright prints together in easy, comfortable silhouettes for both and women.