LaQuan Smith turns NY’s Rainbow Room into catwalk at Style Week


NEW YORK (Reuters) – Designer LaQuan Smith took over one in every of New York’s most famed places for his Style Week present on Monday, presenting his Fall 2023 assortment on the Rainbow Room.

Smith turned the glamorous area on the sixty fifth flooring of 30 Rockefeller Plaza right into a catwalk with a celeb star-studded entrance row that included musician Lil Nas X.

“This was once the place the excessive society would come and dance and get glammed up and drink champagne,” Smith mentioned. “That’s actually the life-style of the ladies that I gown.”

Fashions wore clothes and trousers slit on the entrance or facet, stripy jumpsuits and cropped tops with lengthy tight skirts.

Jackets had been worn with pencil skirts whereas night robes shimmered or bore massive slits.

The moody color pallet was damaged up with eggplant, olive and ivory hues.

“This assortment this season was actually wealthy in texture when it got here all the way down to fabrications,” Smith mentioned.

“I labored with plenty of Italian boiled wools and double-faced satins. Lots of them stretched suedes, plenty of leather-based.”

New York Style Week runs till Wednesday.

(Reporting by Alicia Powell, Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Enhancing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)