Libertine S/S 2016 Collection

I ended this run of New York Fashion Week with the Libertine Spring/Summer 2016 Collection at Skylight Clarkson Sq. I’m grateful to say it was my third time attending one of Johnson Hartzig’s entertaining shows; they are definitely one of my favorites. Libertine shows are always full of energy and I love the unexpected eccentric and eye-catching designs. Not only is the audience entertained, but the models always seem to have the best time, especially during the final walk dance party.
The Spring/Summer 2016 Collection ranged from oversized dresses, coats, and matching shirt and pants; all touched with the signature of bold Libertine details. The pieces were covered with loud neon-colored patches, including a dog wearing a top hat with the words, “Booze Hound,” a soccer ball, crossbones, and a smiley face with the letters l-i-b as the eyes and nose. The collection featured lots of embellishments and neon plastic chains attached to the clothing and shoes that danced and jingled as the models walked. Libertine is usually somewhat cult looking, but more like a rebellious ‘80s cult, which is pretty awesome. My favorite piece was an embellished moto jacket with neon chains and patches worn over a black sheer dress. I’d love to get my hands on the one of a kind piece!
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