Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear
February 14, 2016
Yesterday afternoon, in La MaMa theater in the East Village, Amanda Phelan staged a visceral, emotionally-charged production for Fall 2016. Dance troupe Vim Vigor, who Phelan worked with for her debut last season, took to stage, writhing and leaping amongst three constructed ramps, as models—dressed in of coastal storm-inspired, organic fabric-cum-new-tech-developed dresses and separates—made their way slowly, almost glacially, down the oval runway. Feats of tech production—one rain blue dress was knit with nylon coated yarn on the outside and silk on the inside, only to look as thought it was disintegrating from the rain—appeared one after the other. Add a silver ’60s silhouetted coat, which was laser cut into wave pieces—and plenty of ’90s skate-vibing plaid, mirrored brocade minis, and mohair knits, and you get a very interesting, very disruptive collection indeed.