Los Angeles-based designer and 2013 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up JC Obando showed his fall 2014 collection in grand style Thursday night at the Academy Mansion on the Upper East Side during New York Fashion Week.
And as models glided through the flower-filled halls, wearing the designer's floating, silk separates, it conjured images of bohemian socialites and artistes entertaining at home.
There was no inspiration statement or run of show because, as Obando, who launched his label in 2007, explained, "When you create a brand, you no longer need show notes to explain who you are. You reach that point in your career."
It's true, Obando has definitely arrived.
The look: Louche luxe. Icy-cool, self-confident beauty. Silk separates in vivid blues, purples, corals and golds with the ease of chic pajama dressing.
Key pieces: Silk charmeuse wrap blouses and halter tops trailing streamer-like ties at the neck and wrists: flowy pants with elastic insets at the sides: halter jumpsuits with scarf ties; exquisite seed pearl-beaded apron top, pants and gown.
The verdict: Gorgeous, crystal-clear vision. Obando has found his niche.