It's always refreshing when a designer strays from what is expected and instead presents a collection that is entirely unique and entirely "them." To see a designer create a collection without being influenced by their inhibitions or fears truly is one of the things that draws me to the fashion industry. It's creativity at its purest. And that's exactly what Francesca Liberatore did with her latest Spring/Summer '17 collection presented at New York Fashion Week.
Liberatore strayed from the norm with a "bigger is better" mentality. Her collection utilized a wide array and variety of colors, prints, textures and design details. The juxtaposition of bold colors created a really stand out collection. She used every color from neutrals like black and cream to in-your-face colors like lime green and bright red. Additionally, she used a variety of textures from simple to silky to crushed velvet. Besides eye-catching colors and textures, the collection also presented big, bold design details. She used huge bows, oversize buttons, plunging necklines and dramatic prints to really convey her sense of style and creativity.
The collection also played around with silhouette, blending menswear inspired silhouettes with feminine details. For example, the collection showcased quite a few blazers, jackets and two-piece sets that definitely felt masculine. However, design details on those garments such as flowing, loose fits and deep necklines clashed with the masculine silhouettes to create a collection of really unique designs. Liberatore is a designer that you're definitely going to want to keep an eye on.