This weekend has been something of a New York conform experiment. The large news was Alexander Wang’s Spring 2019 uncover tonight, that took place during Pier 17—and about 3 months before many designers (read: hundreds of designers) will uncover on a “official” calendar in September. The change is realigning Wang’s sales with a Resort and Pre-Fall calendar, that should concede him to be some-more nimble and broach consistent newness to his fans. Since he announced all of that in Jan (and staged his final “official” New York Fashion Week uncover during Vogue’s aged offices in February), insiders have wondered if and when other designers would join him. Only a few motionless to uncover Spring 2019 early this week (including Naricso Rodriguez and Rosie Assoulin), though Victor Glemaud has been on this early-bird June/December calendar for a while. He operates exclusively on a Resort and Pre-Fall schedules, as do Lorod’s Lauren Rodriguez and Michael Freels, who also staged a display today.
Glemaud’s success is due to some-more than business savvy, of course. Each season, his knits have turn bolder and gutsier, from a high-tech needlework techniques to a furious tone combinations and quirky silhouettes we don’t routinely see in knitwear. Looking behind only a integrate of years ago, his sweaters were flattering subdued—think colourless V-necks and cherry turtlenecks with his signature erratic slashes. Today, he described Resort 2019 as “groovy”—and it was a many “Victor” collection he’s ever done. He’s been on a trail of self-discovery of late: “I only incited 40 in Egypt, and we also went behind to Haiti, where we was born,” he explained. “After doing a [CFDA/Vogue] Fashion Fund, we only wanted to do a collection that [felt like] myself—really fun and stylish and groovy, and display a loyal clarity of where we am today.”