They say there is his side, her side and the truth. However, after seeing Louis Verdad’s first runway show at Pier 59 Studios in Chelsea, I have to say, VERDAD’s side is the truth! VERDAD, a veteran in the industry has been designing for high profile clients for over 15 years and is now focusing his attention on a young millennial brand. Subtle youthful tailoring coupled with an LA street vibe made way for a relevant, wearable and sleek runway. The tightly braided ponytails down to the flowy dresses covered in bombers and long coats gave a feeling of urban sophistication.
The Fall Winter 17 collection from beginning to end gave you something to wear at any point of the day from morning to evening. The transition from crisp cream looks to darker shimmery paillettes was an indication of that. You got the sense that the woman wearing these pieces would be one who gets up early for a full day of places to go and people to see. Anyone with a basic understanding of Spanish will tell you that verdad means truth, however VERDAD’s collection speaks a universal language expressed through a genuine and real approach giving us a wearable outfit from every look on the runway. Truth be told VERDAD’s show spoke my language this FW17, and I look forward to continuing our conversation next season.
Here are a few of my favorites from the show. Cheers! xoxo– Slightly Flirty c/o Gina Papa
Images courtesy of Avant Collective
Runway Photographer: Noam Galai