Saturday, February 18, 2017

It's #NYFW: Brandon Maxwell Fall 2017

“Create from my heart.” That’s a line from Brandon Maxwell’s Fall show notes, which addressed the designer’s struggles, since starting his line, with pressure—both from the industry and its already high standards and internally, where that tension might be even higher. Tonight, he wrote that he was “ready to let go of what people want from [him].” To see him test the waters of progressing from his signature of abbreviated palette eveningwear was encouraging. Fall’s evolutionary step gave one the conviction that if he pushed with more gusto, he could divine yet more of the starry power that gives his label its all but stand-alone charm. “All the leather, the diamonds, the fur,” said Maxwell backstage, speaking to his fashion fantasies as a youngster in Texas. There was a kind of boy-dreaming-in-his-bedroom, bigger-is-better appeal in brighter color usage, impactful leather numbers, exaggerated proportions of sleeves, a damn fabulous black pony hair ball-skirt, or a clingy, mercurial disco suit coated allover in Swarovski crystals. Added separates were a savvy stride ahead, too. At show’s end, Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy” filled the room, this wasn’t the sweetest fantasy, but, so long as Maxwell keeps dreaming, it may well be in the future." -

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