Carly Cushnie is a contemporary woman that makes contemporary clothes for similarly contemporary women. However, that doesn’t stop her—nor her customers—from looking back to the past in defining the glamour for the present and the future. Thus, her rich Fall 2019 show that touched on the likes of historical grand couturier Paul Poiret and the ancient Ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging was a feast for the eyes. Both references contained principles of form, structure, shape, and harmony that were all reflected on the Cushnie runway this season. Within a rich palette of navy, plum, rose red, and aubergine, it was a spectacular parade of cocktail and evening-wear to last a young sophisticate a lifetime of partying and attending elegant affairs. She might want to go to the club in an asymmetric lame gold slip to dance the night away in. But during an evening gala, she’s better off with the off-the-shoulder bias-cut plum gown that shimmers in the light. And the best part? Practically all women of different shapes and sizes are welcome to try these delectable frocks on! This, more than anything, is what makes Cushnie one of the best modern brands for women today!
Photo: Monica Feudi