Sies Marjan New York Fashion Week Women’s S/S 2019
Scene setting: The iconic Lever House and its International style architecture, designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in 1952, was the breathtaking backdrop for Sies Marjan’s runway show. Models not only paraded alongside the glass-encased courtyard garden, visible from the building’s second floor, but also took to the rooftop garden for the show’s finale to make full use of the building’s design legacy.
Mood board: Colour continued to be a powerful Sies Marjan forté this season. The rich colour spectrum ranged from blood orange and scarlet to lotus, blue iris and olive, and was often presented in unlikely combinations that was further enhanced by see-through layers, iridescent materials and crinkled finishes. Sartorial mainstays like cargo pockets and nautical stripes were playfully reimagined and given the label’s signature disruptive treatment. Silhouettes tended towards the utilitarian, diaphanous and androgynous, leaving lots up to interpretation.
Sound bite: Designer Sander Lak says, ‘Having spent most of my life moving around and living in different countries, the concept of home was always quite foreign to me. So this collection is about home: my new home and in many ways my first home. The collection is just as much about my parents too. My father (Sies) and my mother (Marjan), the life they had and all that I was born into.’