Micro Macro attends a F/W 18 Clothing presentation.
Off the beaten track, at Bennett Media Studio, NY, we were welcomed into a unique space for a special presentation during New York Fashion Week of label LECRESCENDO. Creative director Selene Guo, conceived the brand for her senior thesis in Parsons school of art and design. LECRESCENDO was created with lifestyle in mind: fine clothing that makes a poetic connection with life. This new label has continued to expand upon its core tenets of applying its own narrative into clothing and accessories.
This F/W18 collection was presented via display/performance format. Models slowly entered the space from a staircase below, one by one, walking around us before stepping onto the raised stage and posing in a group position. The models perfectly reflected the LECRESCENDO’s spirit and girlish style.
The collection features spliced designs, folding layers, and asymmetrical stitching for detail. There is a beautiful combination of fabrics with special trimmings to show the contrast of thickness, length, and texture. We love this purple knitted jumper, with balloon sleeves and high neck, a stand out piece from the collection.
Each LECRESCENDO collection springs from a foundational concept, with the understanding of clothing as a part of an individual, both physically and spiritually, and the pursuit of the contrast of soft and strong energy. Guo creates unique but wearable pieces designed to become mainstays in a woman’s wardrobe.
The theme for Guo’s F/W18 collection is ‘Traveler’. “We are travelers. We are not tourists. The only plan is no plan….because we don’t know when we will die, we think of life as an inexhaustible well, yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number, really.”
From a very conceptual base, Guo has created a selection of highly wearable garments. The fitted black dress with frilled collar, and the flared pants, illustrate a feminine and stylish sensibility. Flares are going to be a trend to watch, and Guo has showcased two creative versions featuring pleats and laced up eyelets.
““How much time will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless. Time flies, but memory keeps.””
A thoughtful and wearable collection all round with checks adding depth to a subdued colour palette.
Readers, what’s your favourite piece?