Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2017 - Runway Review
February 16, 2017
In 2018, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their namesake label, followed by the introduction of their first bag line. Their past-meets-present fall collection referenced their art and architecture beginnings, particularly the broken glass sculptures of artist Robert Smithson, that resulted clean, modern silhouettes that linked back to their years making refined cut-out dresses.
The designers opened with a white long-sleeved pencil dress that featured a triangle bodice. Highlighting the female form, the sophisticated lineup mixed textured separates and body-con dresses with jumpsuits in sleek tones of icy blue, citrine and white. Separates rounded out the lineup and included a collarless fur coat, rich navy velvet blazer and a speckled rabbit fur coat.
Closing the show to Madame Gandhi’s “The Future Is Female” was a nearly naked dress with a sequined cascading panel and a fully sequined jumpsuit with oversize triangle-shaped sequins, both of which nodded to Smithson’s “Map of Broken Glass” installation from 1969.