"It's a very graphic collection. It's kind of a signature at this point after so many years: The splicing, the colour, especially black and white," said Rodriguez before his show, which was held Tuesday off-site from the Lincoln Center tents.
The designer known for modern and architectural silhouettes showed a handful of black and white looks, but colour dominated the minimalist collection.
Blood-orange sheath dresses, a loose-fitting fuchsia blazer and silky tops with intricate, emerald embroidery, made their way down the runway to a futuristic club beat.
The Cuban-American designer said he mixed traditional embroidery techniques with a "very special kind of futuristic bonding" to create the raised, leaf pattern which adorned flowing black and white blouses.
The easy-breezy collection ended with a stream of silky soft, paper thin, slip dresses colorblocked with geometric shades of pink. Longer hemlines flowed around mid-calf, showing off thick gladiator-style wedges in black, white and orange.
Before the show Rodriguez explained how the mood backstage matched the vibe coming down the runway: "Some seasons are more stressful than others. This one is a very happy, mellow, nice feeling."
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