New York Fashion Week is officially in full swing and yesterday,
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards debuted her new Spring
2020 collection for Kyle + Shahida, the clothing line she codesigns with
Shahida Clayton, during New York Fashion Week.
Among the offerings were graphic scarf-style dresses, some
printed in nautical motifs and accessorized with beachy sun hats. But the real
highlight of the show was the unexpected choice of casting to show off the new line-up
of pieces: Kyle enlisted some of her reality TV co-stars to walk the runway,
adding a perfect dash of camp factor.
Erika Jayne was in a printed tunic with red trousers; Dorit Kemsley in high-waist leather pants, a crop top, and blazer; Lisa Rinna and Teddi Mellencamp both wearing lacy bathing suits with a floral kimono; and Denise Richards, a brand-new castmate, in jeans, a lace top, and floral kimono as well.
The circus is a
magical place. The imagination of many artists has been stimulated by the
fascination for a world that is both wondrous and raw, poetic and
female artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, says this fantastical creative
chaos provided the starting point for the spring-summer 2019 haute couture
The show, recently held in Paris, was animated with performances by the all-female circus company Mimbre. The visual unfurling of the pieces that compose it represents an unleashing of the memory and the imagination associated with the circus through costumes, fashion and art, extending and the evocation of on clowns.
This collection consists of a superposition of images: a woman’s tattooed skin, reminiscent of the Victorian circus and its fairground phenomena, becomes a motif-drenched unitard that shapes the body and tells a wearable story under dresses. In this collection, Maria employs this broad variety of images to compose her own “parade”, comprising full and very light pants, narrowing at the ankle, which can also become sumptuous jumpsuits. Shorts are paired with sheer white shirts accented with ruffs or ribbons seemingly frayed with the passage of time. There are also leather corsets, sailor stripes, and black jackets inspired by that of the lion tamer. The geometric white clown outfit, whether spare or sumptuous, is reinterpreted through its materials, embroidery and proportions.