Tony Cohen SS18 – MBFWA

As the first show to kick off in the Gashouder on Friday evening we know we can expect quality designs from Tony Cohen, quality designs with a very clean aesthetic we should add! We also are familiar with his fondness for black and white, sometimes subtly adding a pop color or two. We were very impressed with his last collection “restrained & release” which showed a simple, minimalistic beauty while layering wide layers over tightly wrapped pieces. As the giant screen behind the catwalk lights up in an alluring green, a scene of swaying shoots of bamboo appears, inviting us to this verdurous summery atmosphere. Show Me More…

Tony Cohen “Restrained & Release” SS17 – MBFWA

On the evening that Tony Cohen presented his SS17 collection named “Restrained & Release” we were in awe of the simplicity yet complexity of the designs, featuring outfits that partially restrained the body with tight wraps of fabric, covered by loosely flowing layers on top. Some of the designs represented the feeling of total freedom, whereas others represented the feeling of merciless restraint. Inspired by bondage, the striking shapes and materials among the couture pieces provided the perfect edge to the more commercial pieces that are the essence of the pret-a-porter collection. With a palette of mostly black and white to symbolize and accentuate the contrast between ‘light’ and ‘dark’, just a few splashes of soft pink reminded us of the soft transition from feeling restrained, after which liberation feels like pure exhilaration.

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