The energy of ICB’s shows is always upbeat and youthful, but this season the line spun off in a different direction with designer Prabal Gurung bringing in an edgy elegance that served the collection well. Starting the retro inspiration point of an old-school Nintendo Gameboy, Gurung bypassed the typical literal video game references and went instead for a hard rocking look that utilized high tech fabrics and pixelated versions of classic prints. A bit of borrowed from the boys cool came via pinstriped suiting and hard-rocking leather jackets but on the whole this was a collection rooted in girly necessities. We can already see the cool ladies of the Lower East Side reaching for those graphic black & white pea coats and electric blue minis. The finale pieces with their sequin and crystal embellished take on abstract houndstooth deserve to make the editorial rounds.
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