Body-Con and Streetwear Rule FIT’s Student Fashion Show – Vogue.com
Earlier this year, my colleague Nicole Phelps argued that Kim Kardashian West is the only celebrity to merit the CFDAâs Fashion Icon Award this year because her influence on fashion reaches from the runways to the streets. Better add studentsâ minds to that list of KKW-inhabited places, too. At the Fashion Institute of Technologyâs The Future of Fashion runway show last week, FIT students drew upon the two poles of KKWâs dressing: body-con and streetwear. The show opened with a slew of sexy and revealing lingerie, segueing into ready-to-wear, most of which continued the sheer or corseted theme. The standouts in this section played into todayâs streetwear hype, with text-print dresses from Emily Myoung Hye Jung and an oversize patent leather coat by Cemile Simsek.
In terms of touching on current trends, the students hit the mark. This was less fashion for the future than it was fashion for right now. Still, some pieces made an impression for going slightly against the grain. A bright dress by Namibia Viera Martinez was happy and well cut, and the same could be said for a chunky lilac knit jacket from Samju Seo. In the special-occasion section were two diaphanous, bias-cut dresses by Alberto Frederic-Gomez that, while not revolutionary, had the sort of airy glamour you might have found in a John Galliano show of a decade or more ago. In todayâs hype-powered world, they were a dreamy reprieve, evoking the bygone stars of stage and screen more than the celebrities of Snapchat. Weâll take it.