Spring 2008 Fashion Week Notebook: Narciso Rodriguez

September 10th, 2007

Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2008 Runway
Photo Credit: NY Magazine

Key Takeaways:
  A breezy, feminine collection from the master of architectural clothing. Narciso Rodriguez went beyond his signature sensous seaming to add volume with pleats and folds.  Bright colors–purples, blues, and reds also dotted the runway, adding variety to the usual blacks, greys, and whites.  The big surprise?  Prints! 

Color Palette:  Neutrals mixed with purples, blues, peaches, and reds.

Silhouettes:  Narciso’s traditional architectural suits (a must for every season) were accompanied by minidresses, smock dresses, loosely fitted blouses, and a cocoon-shaped bubble hemmed coat.  Silhouettes were either small-over-big, with a fitted top and a voluminous bottom, or small-over-small.  Narciso emphasized the waistline through a skintight fit at the waist instead of the more common use of the belt.

For men, Narciso created structured suits–and even a blazer-on-shorts combination.  Of note was the extremely narrow jacket lapels for men.

Accessories Report:  For women, a wide fabric belt, often constructed with self fabric.  For men, narrow-to-medium width ties.

What’s Wearable: The voluminous sleeve seen on many of the blouses is kind to those with heavy upper arms.  And for those blessed with stellar legs, Narciso’s miniskirts and minidresses are quite fetching.

For men, the jackets with narrow lapels work well on men of small to average build.  Men with an athletic shape, however, should opt for a thicker lapel for visual balance.

What’s Not Wearable:  For women, roomy, straight-up-and-down smocks make you look larger than life.

Previous Narciso Rodriguez Fashion Week Coverage from Omiru:
Fall 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Narciso Rodriguez
Spring 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Narciso Rodriguez
Fall 2006 Fashion Week Runway Review: Narciso Rodriguez
Spring 2006 Fashion Week Runway Review: Narciso Rodriguez

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  September 10th, 2007 at 11:20 am

    “architectural clothing”– that’s a perfect description. I like the color palette– haven’t seen peach in a long time.

  • 2. Trisha  |  September 10th, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    Totally. The peach was like a breath of fresh air!

  • 3. GlamChic :: Fashion Week &hellip  |  September 11th, 2007 at 10:42 am

    […] –Nicholai –Diane Von Furstenberg –Phillip Lim –DKNY –Narciso Rodriguez –Luca Luca –Jill Stuart –Peter Som –Ralph Lauren’s Anniversary Video –Reem Acra –ThreeAsFour –Gottex […]

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