It’s been twenty years since the first Narciso Rodriguez collection made a stir at Milan Fashion Week. Twenty years: that’s ages in fashion. It proves that minimalist design—when bearing a strong signature such as that of Mr. Rodriguez—will stand the test of time, even if the industry itself gains speed by the minute.
Though Narciso Rodriguez was definitely inspired by his early career positions at Anne Klein and Calvin Klein, his architectural approach towards creating a perfectly feminine, no-frills hourglass silhouette made him stand out the minute he chose to breathe life into his own, his namesake label:
The Spring 2018 collection makes no exception. Bold colour-blocking, skilful draping and precise knitwear have never been shown in a more grown-up female, elegant but playful way that confirms that women wearing Narciso Rodriguez mean business. Ask Michelle Obama, Julianna Margulies, Claire Danes, or have a look at the wedding images of the late Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. This squad of women leaves no doubt about the timelessness and perfection of Rodriguez’ work.