Cheered on by his best friend Lady Gaga, and using pastel tones for the first time, fashion designer Brandon Maxwell shows a sleek Spring 2017 collection. Rough Cut - no reporter narration
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) At the core of Brandon Maxwell's Spring/Summer 2017 collection are his family and friends, the designer said on Tuesday. Showing his latest creations at New York's iconic Russian Tea Room restaurant, the designer and stylist reflected on his past year. His eponymous brand, which he founded just one year ago, is already in many high end department stores, and he has won the prestigious award for emerging talent from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) last June. He has also dressed U.S. first lady Michelle Obama twice, as well as a host of other celebrities such as Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Zendaya. In the front row to support Maxwell was Lady Gaga, who he still styles, his mother, his grandparents and his aunt. The designer stayed true to his vision of sleek, elegant looks with piped hem dresses, pleated trousers and deep cut halter tops. Different this time around was the color palette that previously only was made out of black and white. For Spring 2017 Maxwell also used a pastel cream and a soft military green. Flowy halter tops were paired with wide legged trousers, while for evening he showed a black two-piece made out of a folded bow top matched with a thigh high center slit skirt. Tuesday's collection was Brandon Maxwell's third showing at New York Fashion Week: the Shows, that will run until September 15.