Jonathan Simkhai Debuts a Romantic, Feminine Collection of Luxe Gowns and Separates for Spring Summer 2017.
Designer Jonathan Simkhai has an affinity for the woman that is neither too sensuous nor ethereal, but somewhere in-between. A lot like Mr. Valentino and Mr. Tisci’s collections, Simkhai’s aesthetic isÂ “romantic hot” – a term fashion writers have coined for that woman that is in-between.
Simkhai’s repertoire of style nuancestypically incorporates body-con lace frocks, fluid silk dresses, and delicate knit techniques such as crochet. For Spring Summer 2017, the designer offers an added element of Romanticism, telling a fuller, more climatic story. Gowns are shredded and trimmed with lace and each piece has a certain mesmerizing luster. We saw contradicting elements of soft femininity, hardened with a modern sensibility, an acute edginess. The silhouettes were loose, and fabric danced on the models as they strut down the runway. It was a Romantic sight for sore eyes with so many womenswear designers incorporating contemporary motifs such as athleticism and androgyny into their collections.
Check out our favorite looks from the Jonathan Simkhai Spring Summer 2017 Collection below.