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Despite having only launched five years ago, husband and wife design duo Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock's label, Brock Collection, has become one of the most anticipated shows on the NYFW calendar.
The fledgling brand combines a laid-back sense of California cool (read: relaxed silhouettes, and nonchalant yet feminine, delicate details) with the chic, polished, and elegant sensibilities of any bona fide Uptown New Yorker.
It's hard to believe that this was merely the couples' third year showing their wares at NYFW. In such a short period of time they have snagged Barneys, Matches, and Moda Operandi as clients, and list so-called "Brock Babes" like Margot Robbie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Priyanka Chopra, and Cindy Crawford among their high-profile fans.
For Spring/Summer 2019, a focus on "raw American romance" was on the agenda for Vassar and Brock. Despite it morphing into a miserable rainy day in Manhattan, our hearts soared as models bedecked in extravagant feathered shoes stomped their way around the breakfast tables at Le Coucou.
The downpour of rain outside paled in comparison to what went on inside the couple's favourite New York City restaurant. There was absolutely nothing dull or lackluster about this offering: think wallpaper-printed dresses in vintage silhouettes, Ikat blouses with leg of mutton sleeves, bustier tops trimmed with ruffled peplums, and Georgia O'Keeffe-esque prairie hats (a millinery collaboration with Nick Fouquet.)
Speaking of joining forces with fellow creative sparks: the shoes, by Tabitha Simmons, were enough to make us want to wish away the dreary dark days until the weather is suitable enough for fluffy, textured, and beribboned court shoes.
While it was certainly an offering for a modern woman, the homage to Georgia O'Keeffe's bygone era of Southwestern prairie dressing was evident. While O'Keeffe's counterparts hardly traipsed about in lingerie-inspired dresses, we still think the pioneering artist would have approved of these masterpieces.
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