Sally LaPointe RTW Fall 2019
Elvis Presley circa 1968 was the fashion icon who inspired the designer’s feminine and chic lineup. “Fall 2019 drew style references from Elvis’ 1968 Comeback Special and applied them to modern day dressing.” – Sally LaPointe
The Sally LaPointe Fall 2019 Collection was presented on Tuesday, February 12th at 11am in New York in Gallery I at Spring Studios. The set design featured large scaffolding structures that created illuminated tunnels, highlighting each look as it moved down the runway. The collection’s attention to utilitarian yet feminine details with nods to clean menswear-inspired tailoring and strong silhouettes became a purposeful uniform for the modern woman that exudes confidence, attitude, and sex appeal. Snakeskin and leathers were found throughout and in a wide array of styles and treatments, including as a print on silk jacquard and embossed leather. Natural snakeskin, introduced for the first time, was tanned and embellished with the season’s zippers and 3D cargo-inspired pockets. Faux fur made its runway debut this season in two classic collared coats, while both dyed fox fur and dyed shearling appeared as bold, colorful statement pieces. The monochromatic looks, which drew focus to the clothing’s textural elements seen in chunky knits, striped stitched sequins, and smooth leather, were shown in black, ivory, jade, bronze, lavender, and rich oxblood red.
Sally used real snake on three grayish looks, an interesting choice given the wave of exotic skin bans occurring elsewhere. LaPointe’s label has long been about the modern luxury of its fabrications—lavish fox-fur sleeves and leather, piled with sequins and sequins. LaPointe is obvious brand of glamour appeals to a certain kind of woman.
Presley’s flamboyant look echoed in the eccentricity of snake leather pieces, including a midi skirt with a high slit and a suit with a belted, zippered jacket, all worked in a light purple tone. With their utterly glamorous appeal, a cascade of sequins covering striped blouses and pants brought an eye-catching dream to the catwalk.