Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear
October 14, 2013 New York
"Flora, fauna, and Frida Kahlo" were the starting points for Daniel Vosovic's Spring collection, but he toughened up those typically feminine references by reinterpreting them in sporty silhouettes and materials that feel current for his contemporary customer. Vosovic updated a classic jean jacket in perforated white leather and lightweight shaved neoprene that featured a pixelated garden print, and whipped up on-trend skorts from the same techy fabric. Sweatshirts, meanwhile, came with built-in bibs peeking out from the hem, which gave them a layered appeal. Other athletic standouts included long silk shorts splashed with a graphic mosaic pattern that echoed the mosque ceilings Vosovic encountered on a recent trip to Istanbul, and playful T-shirts screened with a cartoony outline of Kahlo's face (instantly identifiable by her signature floral headpiece and bushy eyebrows). "Frida is the original tomboy, and my girl always likes a mix of masculine and feminine," Vosovic said. That balance came across in pieces like tailored blazers cut from a spongy basket-woven raffia, paired with matching A-line miniskirts, and slouchy utility trousers with a subtle drop crotch. The overall look was easy, confident, and accessible.