Gwen Salakaia Spring/Summer 2016

Simple, classic lines that keep the focus on the textures and fabrics of the garments. That was the intention behind Gwen Salakaia’s spring/summer 2016 collection which tells the story of the hidden beauty of organic surfaces in nature.

Now in her second season, the Parsons graduate who had internships at Louis Vuitton and Chanel PR describes her clothes as the feminine veil for urban, chic, strong women. And, with a close look at the details, one can easily see the beauty, sophistication and wearability of the line.

Feminine, yet slightly oversized looks give the line an elevated, effortless feel. This is seen in the canary hight waist shorts and matching sleeveless silk vest. Now, what seems like a must-have is the the sleek white blouse with open sleeve detail and belt shown with a black button down back knee-length skirt. This is just one of many pairings that go seamlessly together or can be matched with tops that come to life with peek-a-boo details, trims and clever strap treatments that make each garment romantic to the eye just like the light pink and yellow color story shown on a slip dresses and a spaghetti tank.

Made up of of silks, organza, mikado and innovative fabrics to round out the season, she told us that she made sure to add a touch of exuberance to silhouettes to resemble landscapes in a subdued way, which shows tactical grace mixed with a modern coolness.

Learn more about this made in New York label at Gwen Salakaia.


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