NYFW SS18 : Kimora Lee Simmons and the Moroccan Spring

by Lotus Ladegaard 

The former Creative Director of Baby Phat, Kimora Lee Simmons successfully launched her eponymous ready-to-wear fashion brand in 2015 with sleek yet comfortable silhouettes and plenty of luxe details. Her clothes balance between American sportswear and resort and offers everything from sleek dresses to classic jackets. She has built a loyal following, she, in turn, knows them very well and thus has been able to excite them season on season.

Kimora Lee Simmons’ Spring 2018 collection was showcased a little bit of everything from evening wear to athleisure. The colour palette was fairly simple with colour splashes of peach, pink, blue in addition to classic white, beige and black along with a few subtle multicolour prints. With subtle Moroccan references, Kimora Lee Simmons offers a variety of silhouettes, although the collection as a whole is somewhat type specific and felt a little safe. Nevertheless, it will undoubtedly have a strong commercial appeal.

The white top with an almost bare back and panels is modern and fresh. The long blue dress with the same effect on the back is charming and will work well with many occasions. The peach pantsuit with bare cut-out shoulders and elbow length sleeves is another piece that stood out. The white top with cut-outs, buttons and a tail paired with fitted pants will be a hit with many of her fans and probably excite many other fashionistas.

Kimora Lee Simmons delivered a Spring 2018 collection that undoubtedly will excite a lot people who have been following her rise with interest while bringing in a few new fans with some of her standout pieces. Regardless, whether it is on the beach or at a cocktail party or a destination wedding, we are bound to see Kimora Lee Simmons pieces in the mix.