West 28th Street, NYC
Words/Images Judith Ecochard
Inspired by American photographer Emmet Gowin's aerial black/white images of land scared by man, and reclaimed by nature and intimate portraits of the artist's family, fashion designer Chadwick Bell's presentation was a quiet affair of studied elegance.
Working with subtly luxe fabrics (wool mohair with a bit of sheen, aplaca wool, leather, cashmere, wool flannel, suede) as the starting point, according to the run of show, the 'stark silhouettes and upward movements' of the clothes were tailored to perfection.
Silhouettes were graceful... we hovered about as Bell showed retailers the inner seams, hidden buttons and seams...
that ensured ladies the ideal fit.
We thought-fluid attire that is comfortable to wear for modern women on the move. Draping, well placed darts, waists simply defined with belts.
OUR TOP LOOK:
The Spencer Jacket in black wool with leather trim, with matching Emmet Trouser in black wool. So versatile.
Easy Elegance...that took us back to how fashion icons like Nan Kempner dressed.
INTERESTING---the run of show thanked the mills...Dormeuil, Bucol, Jackytex, Colombo, Loro Piana