Gorgeous detailed, yet wearable cocktail dresses took to the runway as Dan Liu presented his elegant Spring Summer 2017 collection entitled ‘New Path’ at Skylight Clarkson Sq. The show eased guests into NYFW’s weekend programming with French inspired instrumental melodies and single stem roses for guests.
The full house of chatter came to a hush and the runway went dark as the first model prepared to make her entrance. When the lights illuminated, she was seated at a Parisian café table, and opened the show in a simple, elegant blush A-line dress adorned in floral appliques.
Dan Liu’s namesake line evolved as the elegant sister brand to his successful funky couture line, Tatsuaki. Chic cocktail pieces, crafted to be worn from workplace to party, continued to wow attendees with rich-hued lace overlays and bright prints. Dan, best known for his tailoring that accentuates the female form with a romantic flair, modernized classic silhouettes with large flounced sleeves and embellishments of crystal and embroidery.
Looks featured items for eyes to feast upon from fun butterfly face tattoo details to full geometric prints and intricate backs. Complementing the collection seamlessly were stunning vegan handbags from Lime and Soda and buckled pumps by Liliana Shoes.
Light and airy whites and blush tones introduced the color story, which rounded out with cool teal, berry, and black. The refined catwalk presentation concluded with a jaw-dropping, lace-detailed gown dubbed Kuro Ni Mijikai – Ball by the Canadian designer who sat in tears of joy at the table prop along the runway entrance. Guests cheered with applause as models took their finale walk and Dan Liu beamed with appreciation.