June 03, 2008 New York
Narciso Rodriguez called his Resort show "an homage to Hélio Oiticica"the Brazilian artist who had a mad passion for color even as his work morphed from modernism in the vein of Mondrian to a more organic form of found-object art. The designer skillfully worked in sharp blocks of color, from the subtle icy yellow, gray, and white combination in a cotton and nylon shift to the cinnabar and coral that punctuated the second half of the collection. But ever the dyed-in-the wool minimalist, Rodriguez couldn't resist a bit of black and white, in graphic prints that nodded to comic book art.
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