June 13, 2014 New York
Lutz dove into her references in a literal way. Mirroring stringy jellyfish tentacles, fringe details were incorporated into several looks, for example, and clean T-shirts and Bermuda shorts featuring a delicate lace that was reminiscent of coral were also shown. Among the other plays on the underwater theme was a series of reef-printed pieces—including a silk tunic dress with a bubble-like drape in back. A portion of sales from each of those printed styles will be donated to The Ocean Cleanup foundation, which develops new technologies to eliminate large-scale plastic pollution.
On another socially conscious note, Lutz remains committed to working with female artisan collectives each season, and collaborated with the Swaziland-based Rosecraft group this time around on an open-weave scarf knitted from pure mohair. But aside from all those aquatic allusions and charitable goods, this collection was ultimately about beautiful, simple clothes. Highlights included lightweight toppers cut from pearl pink, double-face cashmere, ultrasoft chenille fisherman sweaters, slim tailored separates, and neoprene bonded velvet jackets.