The upbeat tempo of Latin American beats by Sainte Vie pulsated throughout the Ricardo Seco presentation at Skylight Clarkson North this past Wednesday. The background music perfectly complemented the collection which exuded an air of celebration. The clothes, full of life, were juxtaposed by their placement on the models who stood as still as mannequins.
Seco credited the Mexican sarape as the main inspiration for his fall/winter collection titled TIME. “Time because it’s tradition with innovation” says Seco. The stand out pieces were the unisex cape coats which were striped to mimic the traditional sarape and adorned with colored fur to add a modern edge. Sarape inspired belts accessorized nearly every look and New Balance white trainers completed each look. Metallics, turtlenecks, culottes, dramatic collars and mod sunglasses were seen throughout the collection and were reminiscent of the 70s.
The blending of two different eras and cultures was masterfully done by Ricardo Seco. Seco is the only Mexican designer represented in New York Men’s Fashion Week. When asked how this felt he says “It’s very special. The collection is named TIME and its a coincidence that Mexico is a good time. And I feel that it is my time to work and establish my look here in New York.”
The entire ambience of the presentation, from the music to the clothes and the attendees, was that of a lively and joyous party. Its ‘time’ to have fun with fashion again.
Gabriella Bower is the Beauty and Style Editor. Email her at @[email protected]