I am always looking forward to the Desigual show during New York Fashion Week, because it’s eternally colorful, diverse, and fun. Similar to Custo Barcelona, another Spanish brand that I am deeply in love with (check out my review on Custo’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection here), the Desigual design team is creating clothes that fit modern women living in metropolitan areas around the world.
This season, the brand presented a collection of vibrant looks featuring geometric prints, patchwork, and unexpected color combinations. Desigual’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection had an undoubtedly sporty twist diluted with some tribal accents. Style-wise, the combination of denim and knitwear with ethnic prints constituted the majority of the pieces. I also spotted a broad variety of geometric prints and embroidering. I was truly impressed how masterfully the design team incorporated eccentric headpieces, braided hairstyles, and the excessive piercing covering the faces of the models to make the collection even more edgy and fun.
To be honest, the Desigual style, in general, is a bit excessive for me. I am not ready to implement even half of the looks that I saw on the runway. However, I do appreciate the creative ideas that stand behind the collection. Also, I am seriously thinking to adopt some of the smart design ideas that I spotted at the fashion show, such as wearing lace socks with clear shoes and combining ripped jeans with kimono-style tops and jackets.