June 06, 2014 New York
The idea was best represented in a pair of dressed-up basketball shorts done in shimmery pink leather, which could easily be worn for evening in place of a skirt. Simkhai emphasized netting, too, blowing it up on sweatshirts and piecing together different versions to create a racerback dress. Ribbed knits were another high point: The colors—pink, off-white, navy—were right on. And the skinny, tubular tank dress was a cool alternative to typical cocktail party attire.
While some of the pieces could read a little harsh—particularly the embossed styles—this collection looked more "Simkhai" and felt more individual than anything else the designer has done. A new office, his very own showroom—Simkhai is growing up.