Mackage Fall 2015: See the complete fringe-filled, Arctic-inspired collection
It’s not exactly a revelation to say that Mackage co-creative directors Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan know what’s up when it comes to making frigid temps look good. It’s also no surprise that the duo would look directly to Mother Nature’s recently brutal behavior for Fall 2015 inspiration.
Flanking their runway with a Group of Seven-worthy mountain range, the mood was set for a palette of ashy greys and creamy whites. Bold splashes of bordeaux added hints of warmth and richness, while copious amounts leather and fur infused designs with the brand’s signature luxe aesthetic.
Movement was a fresh focus for the collection, which played out in an abundance of free-flowing fringe that covered everything from ponchos to belts to extra-long, luscious scarves. Exaggerated shearling collars bounced and came alive as models walked, while floor-dusting skirts and a decadently draped robe coat had an almost liquid quality to them.
There was a palpable seventies vibe (surprise!) that lent itself nicely to the retro-tinged bombers and high-waisted snowpants. Slim turtlenecks and quilted flares were seemingly tailor made for the chalet set, and are sure to be a hit with snow bunnies from Tremblant all the way to Sun Valley. For the guys, a range of navy and olive-hued parkas made the case for a return to some seriously dapper ski style.
Not to be overlooked were the bags, which despite being introduced by the label only a few seasons ago, have become some of their most coveted items. This time around there were roomy messengers, slouchy hobos, and mini backpacks to lust over (prominently showcased thanks to the models lanky locks being swept to the side via crisscrossing bobby pins).
Post show, attendees flocked to the after party at EFS, where long-time collaborator of the brand and NYC-resident DJ Brendan Fallis hit the decks with a bevvy of pulsating tunes. Fashion folk sipped on appendage-warming libations while dancing amidst the club’s wood paneled walls—a modern day après, indeed.