My second show during New York Fashion Week wasn't actually a show, but rather a film premiere party. Held at The Wolverine Company in SoHo, Samantha Pleet revealed her Spring 2014 collection with a short film called "Arcadia." Guests were led to a room in the back of the store to experience the movie on screen. I had the pleasure to meet Samantha and interview her about her designs.
This was a really fun way to present a collection, especially as the day was ending and everyone had certainly been itching to get away from runway monotony. The pieces had a perfect island getaway vibe, while still being wearable in a city. There were jumpsuits, cutout dresses, shorts, and shirt dresses in bright, playful colors and patterns. My favorite print was a mountain stripe. From far away, it looks like a typical, nautical stripe, but as you get closer, you see little mountains. These whimsical details in Samantha's garments are just right for a girl who doesn't take herself too seriously.
You can read all about her collection and see the full film in my article for Papercut Magazine here:
|Designer Samantha Pleet|