Libertine Spring 2014
It’s good to let loose and invite an exciting line into your life. Designer Johnson Hartig felt that punk vibe pulsing through his veins for his Libertine Spring 2014 collection shown at the Lincoln Center. The mix of women’s and menswear blended perfectly, as so many pieces could be mixed and matched between the two genders with ease. Before the show, we got a special sneak-peek of the designs backstage where we mingled with models Nicola Wincenc, Issa Lish, James Le, Thomas Krause and Evan Leff, just to name a few along with the girls! Such a treat.
With punk being an obvious influence, the designer also chose ‘positivity’ as something that inspired him to create such bedecked and bedazzled pieces. The DIY sayings splattered across printed long dresses and metallic blazers were funky fun, especially since most were written in French. His bright embellishments were visual representations of protecting oneself from negative vibes, amulets of sorts. Loved the skulls, flowers and abstract shapes that looked divine upon men’s blazers and dramatic overcoats. The blue and white striped jumpsuit opener rocked on so hard. The burgundy coat with intricate beaded sparkles was a great example of the ‘wearable art’ this designer’s fans look forward to each season.
Favorites included a black sheer dress with added sparkling embellishments and a colorful bomber jacket that could easily be worn by men and women. So much glam rock for one line that it was only fitting that the runway’s soundtrack blared the same loud sentiment. Such a hit. fdmLOVES LIBERTINE spring 2014 selects by Brigitte Segura, written by Allison Ripa.
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