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.
The New York–based Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced the induction of 31 new members. Among the inductees this year are several California and New York based designers, including Marcella and Johan Lindeberg of Justin Timberlake’s line William Rast, Koi Suwannagate of Paris 68, whose intricate line earned her a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nomination last year. Also among the inductees include Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, whose The Row and Elizabeth & James collections are based in New York and Los Angeles. Others include Alexander Wang, Chris Benz, Christina and Swaim Hutson, formerly of Obedient Sons and Daughters, Jenna Lyons of J. Crew and Jason Wu.