NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: JONATHAN SIMKHAI SS17
New York, New York
The Jonathan Simkhai show was one of my favorite runway presentations this SS17 season. Although he isn’t as well known here in Indonesia, he’s a bonified rising star in the states. He was the winner of the 2015 CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund, and you can count current FLOTUS Michelle Obama as a fan of his work.
But before the show started, I got to interview and catch up with Indonesian actress Pevita Pearce. We’re seen here in front of the entrance of this year’s NYFW The Shows venue (you can watch the interview on E! Asia’s YouTube channel here). #eonlineasia #subscribenow :)
Moments before the show started, I spotted E! Fashion Police’s Brad Goreski…and of course had to take a pic! #EChannelFamily :)
The show was star-studded to say the least, with his frow (front-row) guests including former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, fashion icon Olivia Palermo, supermodel Ashley Graham, and it-girl of the moment miss KYLIE JENNER. Do you spot her in the du-rag? Unmissable! Yep, only King Kylie could pull off an all-denim-plus-du-rag vibe. Is there a du-rag trend I don’t know about?!
Sophisticated silhouettes with an athletic twist are the designer’s forté. His girl is the ultimate modern cosmopolitan—confident, powerful, cool, and oozes major sex appeal. An EXPLOSION of beaded glory rocked the runway (he did not hold back on the beads).
Models sported low neck lines, luxurious beaded fabrics, and a whole lotta white with an accent color of blue. The collection—inspired by L.A. mosaics—was romantic, yet had a strong presence with its delicate camisoles, floor-length dresses, and flowy-moving garments.