Eugenia Kim has been in business for two decades. Having opted to show her collections as still life all these years, the designer celebrated the milestone by staging her first fashion show.
“Now that we’ve become an established accessories brand, we can do head-to-toe dressing,” she said backstage before the show. “We have the hat, the shoe, the bag.” With big house names decamping to Europe, Kim’s resolve to raise the stakes in New York is not only a positive development—it’s refreshing.
Also refreshing were the glasses of rosé, which guests took eagerly upon entering the Pier 59 studio space on Saturday. The Go-Go’s kicked off the soundtrack, and as the black swimsuit-clad models stood about in a mélange of feather, lamé, and bouclé accessories, guests were encouraged to mill around. Spring 2018 was entitled “In Your Dreams,” and the look-but-don’t-touch mood aligned perfectly with the season’s theme.