Stylesight’s editors had the opportunity to view designer Daniel Vosovic’s F/W 11 collection up-close and chat with him about his design inspiration on Tuesday when the Project Runway alum hosted a viewing party at his NYC studio. The event was Vosovic’s clever solution to a series of setbacks that prevented many guests from making it to his runway show in February. What was first a misfortune yielded positive results in the end, because an intimate showcase occurring outside of Fashion Week’s chaos actually makes more sense for an up-and-comer. The collection’s impressive craftsmanship, convertible elements and thoughtful details would have been difficult to spot from afar, and the background information provided by Vosovic gave the designs more depth. Mood boards hung on the walls as part of the presentation, illustrating this season’s inspirations: 1850s frontier life and S&M. While faux fur-lined bonnets and breezy, covered silhouettes reflected the former, the latter translated to sheer panels, leather, bondage-like neck ruffs and edgy hardware accents that referenced body jewelry. A recurring print designed by Vosovic was also consistent with the overall naughty+nice theme; what appeared to be a floral motif revealed itself to be fetish-themed when examined up-close.
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