Infused with flashes of menace, Fall/Winter 2020 is an escape into the New York night. Time is suspended in shadow. The collection is instinctive—a stream of consciousness shaped by pure desire.
In experimenting with novel materials including cheetah-print velvet, ostrich-embossed silk, and recycled cashmere, creative director Catherine Holstein came to embrace a word that she had long reviled: sexy. Reclaiming the term through an independent, female point of view are silhouettes animated by rich textures, sculpted volumes, and flattering apertures.
From shirred knit dresses and abbreviated skirts to pullovers shot through with Lurex and bodices punctuated by dramatic cutouts, each piece is a proposition of pleasure. Exuberantly patterned silks are updated in a “future heritage” print, a new top-handled tote reimagines the doctor’s bag, and Gotham meets its match in an urban cowboy boot.
"Yet, as only New Yorkers know, if you can get through the twilight, you’ll live through the night." —Dorothy Parker