Designer: Julian Louie
Location: The Standard
Crowd: Style.com, WWD, Fashionologie and various Vogues.
Inspiration: Manipulating and collaging photo-realist images taken at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
First Impressions: The Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize finalist continued to evolve his sporty-elegant explorations with this 15-look outing, using contrasting panels of leather—and the aforementioned photo-realist grass and flower prints—to punch up his shift dresses and box pleat skirts. All were worn with seriously covetable wedges made in collaboration with Aldo, many bearing the same Photoshopped prints as the clothes.
Standout Piece(s): A long sleeve dress with floral print bodice and colorblocked taffeta skirt, a minimalist beige sheath enlivened by a floral side panel, a kaleidoscopic floral print sheath worn with grass-print wedges, a bold collage-print colorblocked dress cut with the ease of a henley, and a beige silk dress whose colorblocked leather sleeve recalled a very chic motocross jacket.