Alon Livne Spring/Summer 2014Posted on September 11, 2013 | by Abby Nathan
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Alon Livne has a flair for the dramatic. For his first New York runway show, Livne did not shy away from this reputation: he embraced it.
A riot of 80s color saturated the Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Dresses, bodysuits, and gowns alike were adorned with sculptural detailing and a laser light print of fuschias, blues, and purples. A simple pair of white wide-leg pants was coupled with a cropped gold cutout jacket. Models wore visors over their eyes and headphones around their necks. The vibe was both edgy and futuristic, a nod to a modern-day Grace Jones.
The collection began with mini dresses and bodysuits. A white rainbow print bodysuit paired with a gold visor looked almost spaceship-ready, while a pink satin crêpe mini-dress would have been perfectly at home on the streets of New York. Livne worked his way up to a series of stunning gowns, particularly a deep blue silk chiffon halter number with a flourish of rainbow detailing on the chest.
What made the collection memorable, though, was the combination of these futuristic elements and Livne’s impeccable tailoring. Each shape was decisive, whether it was strong shoulders on a jumpsuit or wide sleeves on a kimono. A rainbow print bodysuit with long cut-out sleeves and a light blue rainbow print mini-dress, both outfitted with the collection’s signature structural details, were among the highlights. Livne is a master technician, and one would expect nothing less from a man who trained at renowned design houses like Alexander McQueen and Roberto Cavalli. We can make a leap into the future as well: Alon Livne is here to stay.
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