Even at its most effective, eveningwear can look and feel staid, so it makes sense that its adolescent talents want to artists who flouted convention. Citing René Magritte as an influence, Elizabeth Kennedy used her Spring collection to subvert expectations. Kennedy has usually sought to help make the concept of get together dressing relevant for modern women, which season’s art community undercurrent worked especially very well. The cheekiness of her surrealist touches added mirth to each look; on its own a black cocktail clothing with a complete skirt is nice, but adding silk flowers hence realistic they appear plucked from a lawn removes all traces of seriousness. Moreover, a stately gown feels considerably less classic when protected with inky patterns.
The versatile print used throughout the collection was the creation of Kennedy’s partner, Igor Bogojevic, a modern-day artist whose work explores equestrian themes. Scrawled on tuxedo jackets, embroidered onto sheer overlays, and rendered in silver sequins, Bogojevic’s job was a striking addition to a lineup devoted to art references. Shop the looks exactly and similar style for less below: