Wes Gordon may only be 24 years old, but he has a maturity that few of his peers can match. For his third collection, the young designer gave a presentation in the filigreed Fontainebleau Room at the St. Regis hotel. Models formed a circle around a grand piano, at which the singer and pianist Niia, wearing a custom velvet column gown, played Rolling Stones covers. This tableau hit a balance—between young and old, luxe and everyday—that Gordon's clothing does, as well.
A simple, gray wool sheath had deep, razored slits at the neck and left thigh, which made for a subtly sexy look. Same went for the embroidered foulard evening number with a to-the-belly-button V-neck that was tied off with a sweet ribbon. If this winter has made one thing clear, it's this: Everyone needs a statement coat, and Gordon showed a wealth of toppers here. Silver fox fur appeared on the shoulders of a hunter green version and on the skirt of another. And you could imagine either a 24-year-old or a 42-year-old wearing a double-breasted camel coat cut from lightweight cashmere. It's this kind of versatility that has made Gordon a hit with stores like Neimans, Saks, and Harrods.