Libertine drew everyone from social media sensation Patrick Starr to pop music icon Cyndi Lauper, and Vogue veteran, Hamish Bowles. The venue was Spring Studios and the presentation celebrated Johnson Hartig’s Spring-Summer collection for the brand. In typical Libertine fashion nothing in the collection was subtle.
The show opened with a dragon printed silk jumpsuit under a mixed print multicolor silk trench coming down the porcelain printed runway. It was an iconic Libertine moment. Hartig’s penchant for reworking vintage was also evident throughout the show; models carried vintage Chanel bags and Birkins painted by the designer.
The porcelain inspiration for the runway crept into the collection via slip dresses, statement coats, and eveningwear for both genders. The most memorable look was an embroidered blazer over printed shorts that every well dressed man in New York will be coveting come summer season. For the ladies, the finale look stole the show - a white pantsuit with floor length fringe. It made for the perfect slow motion Instagram shot and will be an instant conversation piece when worn about town. As always Libertine was one of the most entertaining and enjoyable shows of New York Fashion Week, full of fun, spectacle and at the same time, wearable pieces.
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