Chakra said he made the collection of short-short and long designs for all ages, “especially now everybody wants to be young.” A model wore a striking black strapless dress with satin strap and crystal detailing over a nude lining. Another wore a purple charmeuse gown with a basket weave corset and a satin strap neckline. There was an ivory long gown with billowing sleeves, and gold and silver dresses, perhaps for women who like a little flash.
Chakra said his look for spring is focused on the body, so he kept the shoes nude.
Michael Angel brought his minimalist vision of Italy, inspired by a recent trip.
“I was inspired by the texture. I was inspired by the colors. I was inspired by the religion,” he said before his Friday show at Lincoln Center.
On the runway, many looks were accented by sleeveless collared shirt peeking out at the neck. Some had bare stomachs. There were many wraparound skirts and dresses with asymmetrical hemlines. Some had high slits that revealed a lot of leg when walking. Others put latex over printed, multicolored pattern skirts and dresses.
AP writers Lisa Orkin Emmanuel and Lisa Tolin contributed to this report.