Genetic denim featured dreamy music and models not quite fully dressed lounging casually beneath a “jean” tree.
The denim was ready for the warmer weather, complete with plenty of “summer white” selections. My number one pick? The mock alligator white jeans! (see photo)
Perhaps David Elfin’s show was titled “Playback” in part to represent the visual echo displayed between his male and female looks that graced the runway. The models, alternating between girl-boy-girl-boy, entered the runway through the mystical white fringe adorned with colorful and glittery shoes (I’m itching for a pair of the blue glitter booties!).
Androgyny and asymmetry were strong themes throughout his monochromatic, mainly teal collection, which evolved from lighter to darker hues. There were tons of suits and tailored looks, clingy dresses, skorts and skort pants, missing sleeves, and even a men’s tube top. The collection certainly didn’t lack inspiration, but in terms of wearabiliity, some of the more dramatic garments seemed made for the flashing lights of the runway, but
nonetheless, David Elfin’s collection was sleek, sexy and sophisticated, thus making his first showing in the tents at Bryant Park an overall success.