Designers You Need to Know at NYFW – Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2017
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This is the first in a series of posts showcasing designers that dress Selena Gomez.
Whilst Selena is taking a break (get well soon Selena), I thought it would be fun to cover the New York Fashion Week shows of some of the designers she wears. As I’m based in London, I did not attend any of the shows in person, but I did have access to some excellent images and live streaming footage.
Cushnie et Ochs is one if the designers that stylists often select for Selena, and I think the clean lines and luxury fabrics work really well on a young star such as Selena. It keeps her look modern but glamorous, and the sleek cut showcases Selena’s curvy figure.
Cushnie et Ochs was founded in 2008 by Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie, but came to fame in 2011, when Michelle Obama wore one of their dresses for the taping of the Christmas in Washington concert.
So let’s get right into the show, and I’ll act as a stylist, selecting outfits that I’d like to see Selena wear.
A black and white dress, in matte black and white satin to the knee, the front and left part of the bodice in black, the back and right shoulder in white. So simple yet so beautiful. No question, a red carpet look for Selena, and the white sandals tied at the ankle with ribbon, as worn in the show, are perfect accessories.
A sensuous oyster-colour cut-out halterneck jumpsuit, with palazzo style trousers, in subtle glitter fabric, perfect for an awards ceremony. The trousers are in a tone on tone stripe. Pop on some heels and Jennifer Fisher jewellery and she’s good to go!
Signature Cushnie et Ochs, the black cut-out halterneck dress, with plunge front, falling just below the calf, in a tone on tone subtle sparkle. Almost backless, I can see Selena wearing this to perform one of her singles. Accessories should be kept minimal, the dress does all the talking!
Camisole top black dress with beading (possibly bugle beads) in geometric Art Deco patterns, finishing just below the knee. Just so elegant and perfect for a dinner date. Add heels and a clutch bag. Absolutely stunning, and my favourite from the collection.
And we’re back with Selena on the red carpet, with this bandeau black gown with a wide pleated scarf acting as a shoulder strap. The bodice is in a matte satin, and the flowing floor length gown is split to the thigh at the front right. The pleated scarf attaches diagonally at the back and falls to the ground at the front. Some long pendant diamond earrings would hit the spot when completing Selena’s outfit.
Another red carpet staple for Selena, a white maxi slip dress with a beautifully cut bodice and full skirt that kicks out as you walk. The bodice is exquisitely beaded and the pleated side sections of the skirt draw the eye down. No need for a necklace with this design, just some sparkly earrings.
The collection was inspired by Miami, and Michelle Pfeiffer’s character from Brian De Palma’s ‘Scarface’. Pfeiffer’s dresses were designed by Patricia Norris in the style of Halston, and reflect the best of the best disco-era designs of the 1970’s.
I think Cushnie et Ochs have successfully re-imagined that style for the 21st Century.
Selena Gomez in Cushnie et Ochs:
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Shoes were by Christian Louboutin: the Anna sandal customised in neutral patent and specchio leathers, with a grossgrain ankle tie.
The nude manicure used Louboutin Just Nothing $50 and opaque white Salonu Nail laquers. Salonu is part of a boxed nail coffret, which appears to be sold out.
The show was styled by Kate Young.
Which is your favourite Spring 2017 Cushnie et Ochs look? Let me know in the comments below!
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