Victor Glemaud took his show to the Rockefeller Center Skating rink in the heart of New York City and presented a collection of body-conscious clothes women will love.
Performing splits and twirls, a skillful group of female and male roller skaters, opened the show before the models came down the runway.
The audience of industry insiders were seated around the outdoor rink and visitors passing by or visiting the New York landmark, were able to watch the alfresco show. “I wanted it to be open to the public,” said Glemaud. “It feels natural and it doesn’t feel overwhelming. It’s me.”
The pre-show was an apt segue into the clothes, full of room-entrance pieces. The collection showcased Glemaud’s facility with knits.
A candy pink catsuit with a long cape was a standout. Another was the revealing crochet number at the start of the show which referenced Gens Y and Z nightlife style of dress. “I’m told, everything’s out and they don’t care,” said the designer.
Bathing suits for mild spring temperatures and mid-winter tropical getaways, will bring high-concept swimwear poolside or to the beach.
Inspiration for the collection came to Glemaud after a visit to the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York. “I thought, how do I take American sportswear and modernize it?’ ” said the designer.
Glemaud has been growing his business recently expanding into eyewear and fabrics for interiors. The collaborations are not just for a season, Glemaud noted. “These are long-term partnerships that will help the growth of the business,” he said.