The models of Koi Suwannagate's installation show on Broadway chatted in a woodland-themed spread coated in assorted designs of cashmere and prints. Stunningly arranged, models were in black and agate blue cashmere kimono tops with sleeve extensions to create seasonal versatility. Complementary to the forest theme, a deep green cropped long-sleeved cashmere top with scoop neckline and ribbed sleeves created a natural look on the painted and chatty ladies.
As beautiful as the clothing appeared, models distracted on-lookers by fidgeting with their hands and nails. But perhaps Koi had planned on that.
Nevertheless, Koi spoke a language of young elegance, as if the world were to have a level-headed group of girls walking around as spunky little Jackie-O's. But it was nice to dream by way of Koi's flared hem skirts, belted crop sleeve jacket, bermuda shorts and whimsical sweaters. We hardly connected the relationship between what was actually presented and Koi's inspiration: the Japanese Kimono.
The collection went directly into prominent colors of royal blue, a plum burgundy and black - whilst, the sprinkling of soft olive greens and ivories surfaced on the bodies of models in the background.
Koi's focus on the articulating the neckline was pronounced by her use of ribbons and bows, which held hair high above the head, and stunning pieces of handmade jewelry, carefully placed and designed for each model's individual look.
With such an easy and appropriate collection, we wonder, why is Koi so underrated?