Francesca Liberatore Runway - SS18
With a light elegance but strongly present feel, Francesca Liberatore's collection felt bot perfectly sweet and immensely powerful at her first New York Fashion Week show. Plaid and lace were featured prominently and used to say something different with each design.
The collection had a romantic, victorian vibe - but nuanced with modern touches and bold colors - with some pieces decidedly inspired by 80's styles. This combination of eras felt especially relevant — like a proud but tender nod to feminism — encouraging the idea that female elegance and power can be embodied by a variety of styles.
Midi & maxi length skirts swept the runway, with semiopaque fabrics forming both classic and modern lines. Structured pieces were used sparingly and intentionally, with soft and fluid designs bringing a gentle elegance.
Highlighter dominated the makeup artistry, with dewey and clean looks that glimmered in the light. I couldn't help but fall in love with the freshness of the look. Hair did not lack volume, and included high buns with a victorian era feel that were intentionally disheveled to create volume and play into the 80's undertones.