When Mark & Estel show started I was wondering how their rock star would look on the runway this Fall 2015. This collection "Stairways to the stars" is for the duo Estel Day and Mark Tango a continuation of the saga, their fourth collection at New York Fashion Week. They wanted to create a kind of "royal" collection because they believe that everybody can be royal!
I liked this fashion show, its energy. It started with the very first model while the song "she's dancing" was playing.
On the runway, there was a combination of leather and plaid. The Californian designers have reinvented plaid so that instead of being the standard thick fabric it was thinner with some transparency at times. Plaid brings colors to the looks, mainly a flamboyant red giving the models a fierce attitude. A red perfect for Valentine's Day! There were also colors also on hosiery. Colors constitute a nice addition in comparison with previous collections where black & white were dominant. .
I noticed a trend in several shows regarding socks: wearing them with dresses and here too with dresses we could see socks with platforms.
The designers have used a lot of silk and wool with printed pattern and actually they even launched printed fabrics by Mark & Estel as well as hosiery and silk chiffon scarves.
The Finale was indeed royal! Mark & Estel performed the song "Stairway to the stars" and rocked the Lincoln Center. You can feel that they especially love that moment of the show. What a contrast with all the other designers who make the shortest possible appearance, often looking shy and clumsy. Mark & Estel own the catwalk/stage and really sing or shout to the photographers and the audience. It seems that they wish the audience in New York were more rock 'n' roll. To conclude, they screamed "You're a fashion rock star"!
Reported by Geraldine Trippitelli of Mazette Media, a full-service marketing agency
Photos by Mariana Leung