While Wes Gordon may have presented his first collection at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010, there’s quite a lot that can be said about the “young” designer who is taking the industry by storm. For Gordon, it is certainly his consistency.
Having spent time under the wings of Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford, Gordon’s eponymous label continues to reflect the skills he honed at such labels, giving way to a spectacular understanding of how to fuse classic techniques with sophisticated designs.
This season, he maintains the idea of consistency with the same 1990s-inspired aesthetics he has been incorporating throughout his past collections, and with the fine quality fabrics and modern, minimalist tailoring he’s now synonymous with. But while the collection may have started off strong with a long, tailored coat paired over a rib-knit top and skirt combo, the second half of the lineup explored an entirely different route.
Experimenting with the versatility of rib-knit separates and a particularly slinky dress at the start, Gordon transitioned from a minimalist look into introducing a floral print trim, as well as a crystal-embroidered bandana situation, on a selection of dresses; however, this seemed to be a more forced addition, especially when compared to the more effortless sweaters and double-slit dress seen earlier in the collection.
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