Exuberant and beaming with bright and neon palettes, Sergio Hudson set his NYFW runway show ablaze with colorful garments at Spring Studios, leaving us all to remember that he is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with, and ahead of his time.
From a coalition of zealous supporters who filled the room, to celebrity attendees, and the hottest stylists of the moment, Hudson’s show was overflowing with devotees who’ve precisely recognized Hudson’s undeniable contributions to luxury womenswear.
The South Carolina designer who is known for designing for celebs like Beyonce, Michelle Obama, and Rihanna, presented jaw-dropping, and graffiti inspired looks as an ode to the late 90’s. Channeling nostalgia for the vibrant era with neon colors, and shoulder pads.
In a true testament to the era, Hudson’s vibrant lineup also seems to honor the cult classic fashion of the hit 90s movie Clueless. Tailored skirt sets with structured shoulders dominated the catwalk. Aoki Simmons, following in her model mother’s footsteps, strutted down the runway in a black jacket dress cinched at the waist with a bright purple belt.
Hudson also made way for a line of baby tees covered in graffiti-graphics, which played another major nod to the 90s. Yet, in his sea of suiting and t-shirts, Sergio Hudson does not skimp on the sexy. This designer is yet another to grab hold of the no-pants trend and had models showing off their lovely legs in high-waist black briefs with nylons. Elsewhere in the collection he explored plunging cowl neck mini dresses and sequin eveningwear with thigh-high slits.
Hudson was initially inspired by Brooklynite and award-winning graphic designer Jason Naylors, whose global murals are known for spreading color and positivity through inspirational messages. In fact, the runway floor was covered in one of Naylor’s designs, which reinforced the theme of the evening.