Collections are getting more and more conceptual as the week goes on. Following a Michael Jackson tribute and a Patrick Nagel wink was Curaçao-based designer Maja Atalita's out-of-the-box wedding wear. How outré, you ask? Let's just say the first model was escorted down the runway by a fireman stripper that matched her fireman-printed miniskirt. "This look represents the bachelorette party," she tells me. "The collection then goes into the various stages of a wedding, up until the big day." The black dress above features a white figure hugging its side, complete with a hand imprint on the rear. (Fun fact: the designer also notes that inspiration for the show first sparked during a trip to New York, where she picked up most of her fabric.)
The rest of the night belonged to the boys. NY-born, Netherlands-based designer Carmichael Byfield debuted a range of all-over print suits "for men who dare to dress well but aren't afraid of color," he explains. Inspired by a flower-printed Moschino suit from 1994, Carmichael really went all out with a semi-wearable collection of bold matchy-matchy blazers and fitted bottoms that could work for editorial or on zany suit fiends like Cameron Silver and Brad Goreski.
The night was capped off with unexpected eardrum abuse by way of LMFAO's "I'm Sexy and I Know It," which was the opening track to Andrew Harris' show. But the song was not played in vain: looks were indeed sexy and featured tons of men's and women's skin-baring numbers that made the audience squirm a bit, which is always fun to watch. There was even a nip slip moment, which made everyone gasp, laugh and applaud, in that order. Keeping with the designer's pool-party-in-the-club theme, Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" hit the speakers mid-show—and the crowd went wild.