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Cushnie et OchsFall Winter 2015 New York

Runway Review
2/13/2015 Natalie Cantell

For Fall 2015, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs consolidated the weightlessness found in their ‘satellite imagery of earth’ inspiration with the high impact sensuality they’re known for.

With each look expressed monochromatically, focus could remain on the sexy silhouettes and, of course, cut-out details. The sensational Crystal Renn opened the show, a move seemingly designed to suggest those figure-hugging dresses are made to hug every figure although in typical ‘You call that plus size?’ reality, hers wasn’t (if you’ll excuse the pun) that much of a stretch.

The strongest of the four lilac looks teamed a high-waisted pant with a tucked mesh top under a coat of absolute cashmere perfection. While a flirty, low-cut dress felt a little off-topic in a collection that dialed in some credible retro-glam, the lean white looks that followed felt alluringly sexy - and maybe just a little sporty - and kept getting better and better.

Rusty orange came next, a relaxed retro look with a floor-length skirt and beyond thigh-high split embraced the kind of sexy a fashion crowd can get on board with. Slick black flared trousers worn under a tied jacket embellished with squares of fur 100% hit the mark, but maybe nothing compared to the deep green velvet pantsuit - a strong and understated moment that should have been explored more.

While red soles popped, the model-nightmare footwear wasn’t at all accommodating to a collection that was ready for a more refined Cushnie et Ochs woman to wear it with a confident - rather than pained - stride.

That unforgettable fur coat from the final look left a longing crowd wishing there was something more to come. It was the spectacular coats draped over those form-fitting dresses that made everything more interesting and gave the looks intention. A mostly strong collection that could have done well with a greater focus on the bold outerwear that was a pleasure to discover.

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2/13/2015 Natalie Cantell

For Fall 2015, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs consolidated the weightlessness found in their ‘satellite imagery of earth’ inspiration with the high impact sensuality they’re known for.

With each look expressed monochromatically, focus could remain on the sexy silhouettes and, of course, cut-out details. The sensational Crystal Renn opened the show, a move seemingly designed to suggest those figure-hugging dresses are made to hug every figure although in typical ‘You call that plus size?’ reality, hers wasn’t (if you’ll excuse the pun) that much of a stretch.

The strongest of the four lilac looks teamed a high-waisted pant with a tucked mesh top under a coat of absolute cashmere perfection. While a flirty, low-cut dress felt a little off-topic in a collection that dialed in some credible retro-glam, the lean white looks that followed felt alluringly sexy - and maybe just a little sporty - and kept getting better and better.

Rusty orange came next, a relaxed retro look with a floor-length skirt and beyond thigh-high split embraced the kind of sexy a fashion crowd can get on board with. Slick black flared trousers worn under a tied jacket embellished with squares of fur 100% hit the mark, but maybe nothing compared to the deep green velvet pantsuit - a strong and understated moment that should have been explored more.

While red soles popped, the model-nightmare footwear wasn’t at all accommodating to a collection that was ready for a more refined Cushnie et Ochs woman to wear it with a confident - rather than pained - stride.

That unforgettable fur coat from the final look left a longing crowd wishing there was something more to come. It was the spectacular coats draped over those form-fitting dresses that made everything more interesting and gave the looks intention. A mostly strong collection that could have done well with a greater focus on the bold outerwear that was a pleasure to discover.


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