Runway Review: The hits of this collection stood true to Burrows own legacy since his rise to fame was centered around New York’s forever-chic on-the-go party girl
Attending Stephen Burrows intimate presentation on the last day of a tiring fashion week with each exit receiving a boisterous amount of cheers from the audience left one feeling merry just from the felicitous environs alone.
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Add that to the fact the Burrows is an icon himself, one of the few black designers out there to hold such a place in fashion history, pepper it with Pat Cleveland‘s daughter Anna (pictured above) and her dramatic posing and a collection that held it’s own in trends, and you can see what all the applause were about.
The signature jersey’s dresses and lettuce hems he championed during his rise to fame in the 70’s were seen here and there updated in various abstract prints and vaguely Grecian skirts. But the real feat here for Burrows, a designer who in the past has at times trodden on retro banalities was his uncanny ability at keeping on trend.
What stood out were the silky hooded tops (perfect for adding pop to layering), languid jersey dresses with side ruching, a bold satin belted blouse with voluminous sleeves and a quilted motorcycle jacket with exaggerated shoulders.
The hits of this collection stood true to Burrows own legacy since his rise to fame was centered around New York’s forever-chic on-the-go party girl. –Naveed Hussain, VagabondNYC
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