NYFW Fall 2014 Recap: CZAR by Cesar Galindo

All photos were taken by me.

I was first introduced to Cesar Galindo last season in September. Prior to that I’ve never really seen anything from him, but I loved his last collection and this season he did not disappoint. Staying true to his futuristic but wearable aesthetic, Galindo’s inspiration for this season ready to wear collection was “fire and smoke”. This collection featured lots of prints, patterns, structured dresses, leather and sequins.

Some of my favorites from this collection is a textured white and black and crop top combo and these amazing black leather leggings (see below) that have laser-cut patterns on them. I love the intricate detailing that some of his pieces have. Also, I love the pattered wide-legged trousers with matching crop top. Imagine seeing a woman wearing that around the office! I like how all these pieces are very versatile. Its made for the woman on the go. She can wear an outfit to work or out with friends.

I loved the makeup and hair the models were sporting. If I had to choose the best makeup look from all the shows I’ve seen, I would choose this presentation. Ashunta Sheriff, who is the lead stylist from Mary Kay cosmetics created a powerful copper smokey eye that can transition from day to night. To keep the focus of the eyes, the models wore a nude lip and heavily contoured cheeks. It complemented the collection beautifully. For the hair creative director of O&M, Janelle Chaplin was inspired by a futuristic, sci-fi look. Models wore messy, slicked back hairdos with a streak of either purple or blue on the side of the hair.

I enjoyed seeing this collection,  however, the only thing I did not like was the venue for this collection, I hated it. Galindo showed off his new collection at the Hub at The Hudson Hotel, which is a completely new location for NYFW. It made its debut this season and I must say, I hope they do not continue to have designers show in this space. The space is a bit small and the lightning is terrible. It took me awhile to get good shots because all my pictures had a yellowish-orange cast because of the lights. Everyone who have seen collections in this space hated it! IMG please reconsider using this venue again for shows.

What is your favorite outfit from this collection?

Simone Danielle