Designer Cristina Nitopi once again returns to NYFW to present her latest SS23 collection featuring model, Lais Ribeiro (a Brazilian model most known for her work as a Victoria Secret Angel), photographed by celebrity photographer Jason MacDonald.

In her collection, Cristina Nitopi noted that she was “Inspired by colors and the power behind them.” As a true artist, the designer understood that a collection, aside from prestige renowned tailoring, had the power to also instill genuine connection through the use of color.

“Colors have various frequencies that can energize us, introduce a sense of calmness, and just alter our perception of things” Nitopi notes. “As an artist, understanding the psychology of color allows each piece to establish an emotional connection with everyone – that is why I wanted to have color be the theme this season. To allow people to connect with my collection, similar to how I do when I create it.”

By introducing bold, eye catching colors in Yellow, Pink and Turquoise, Nitopi allowed her guests to connect with an uplifting and optimistic feeling. This is the same feeling found within the seasons, with Spring evoking a feeling of hope, and Summer instilling Joy. Nitopi then paired these bright selections with hints of grey and silver; one of the most powerful shades and a prominent member of the color wheel, ultimately representing hope, and unconditional love.

But beyond the color, we can not shy away from the expertise and distinctive tailoring found through every piece of her ready-to-wear line shown this season. Offering crisp tailored pants and similar silhouette shorts, both meant to hug each curve, and made in brushed linen. Nitopi then paired them with both romantic and edgier pieces made of silk and lace, ultimately presenting between calm and chaos – similar to those emotions felt when exiting winter and entering into a brighter Spring & Summer season.

With textural elements of movement, created through lace draping’s and architectural design – the cropped lace tops offered a harmonic balance within each look created. From off shoulder pieces to twist detailing panels, each piece embraced it’s own expression.

The showstopper pieces, however, were found within her quilted tops; offering more of an abstract presentation, with flirty peek-a-boo inserts throughout for a unique take on cut-outs. These pieces from the collection, offered a unique and fresh perspective in the use of structure, taking elements of a couture-level approach that is both luxe and flirty.

With plenty of highlights from this show, it’s clear that it’s never too early to start listing

definitive trends found within NYFW.

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