Kimberly Ovitz Fall/Winter Presentation
Bold new designer Kimberly Ovitz at only 26, proves that talent is not wasted on the youth. With her new collection, presented against a stunningly colorful background at Pace Gallery, this gifted lady is turning major heads in the fashion world.
If you haven't yet seen Tron, the 3-D film with a dubitable storyline but with epic impact on modern fashion and music, you're missing out. It was the first thing we thought upon entering the gallery. Finally these sharp cuts, powerful colors and easy-wearing fabrics seen on the silver screen are coming to life. Ovitz admits that her collection was not influenced by the film, but they do share a common interest in looking ahead to the future.
While Tron's futurism lays within the deep recesses of a video game, Ovitz draws her futurism from the works of Oscar Niemayer, a man credited with bringing modernism to South America. Niemayer is an architect who was never interested in lines or angles, but rather in curves found in the landscape of his own country or of the body of a woman, and representing those curves in his buildings. In her collection, "The setting is Brasilia," Ovitz tells Luxist. "A friend of mine passed away in Brazil, so I was very preoccupied with the country."
Bold shapes and colors were a refreshing change from the typically color-coded shows on the runway this year. An electric blue ensemble took an otherworldly take on the current jumpsuit. The models were relaxed and poised as they presented the clothing, including an appearance from the current guy of the moment, Andrej Pejic, an androgynous model who effortlessly transitions between male and female wear. With tough-soled shoes by Camilla Skovgaard and hauntingly beautiful nude looks by Benefit, Ovitz created a forward-looking collection that shows the best of what fashion is producing now, especially from its youngest designers. And, proving that she's a model for fashion of the future, she's already working on her next collection.
Gallery: Kimberly Ovitz Fashion Presentation