Wednesday, September 14, 2011
NYFW Spring 2012: Narciso Rodriguez
Narciso Rodriguez is a designer who specializes in subtlety. His minimalist tendencies were made for standing out in a New York fashion week like this one, with its over-the-top color and nonstop prints. Turns out, though, that Rodriguez isn't necessarily feeling clean and spare either. In fact, he positively broke loose for Spring. Backstage, he said his starting point was art, specifically the work of the contemporary Korean artist Kim Joon. A little Google research turned up hundreds of photographs of Joon's body tattoos, and it wasn't a stretch to make the connection between them and the graphic color-blocking and squiggle print in Rodriguez's collection.