Any fashion show set to a live score immediately catches our attention, and when that musical accompaniment comes courtesy of OC-favorite Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, you know you’re in for something special. As Dev sat down behind the keys to play a soothing hymn inspired by new beginnings, Maryam Nassir Zadeh presented her Fall 2017 collection, providing a welcome NYFW escape with her serene fantasy land.
The downtown designer has developed a cult following thanks to her subtle, modern designs, brilliant use of color, and of course, those
shoes. This season marked her first runway show, and with it an expanded offering that included belts and handbags: structured and sophisticated carryalls in bold prints and hues. Layering was the name of the game, from long dresses over pants, vests under jackets, and blouses over sweaters over blouses. The delicate fabrics kept each look from feeling too bulky, and the clean lines were perfectly punctuated with pops of print and color.
In just a few seasons, Zadeh has managed to build a brand grounded in a sense of balance. It’s not showy, but it’s not minimal—her aesthetic is nestled somewhere in between. Just where we want to be.