by Verena Lee
As NYFW SS18 rolls in, the ever diligent Narciso Rodriquez decided to have a presentation as opposed to a full-on runway show. His work has always been about finding functionality in women's wear and this collection is no different in that sense. But in every other sense, this is a retrospective of his own work with some added layering of intrigue and clarity. The color palettes embrace solidity and at time neutral shades, the lines are chic' and to the point yet the soul of the work is brimming with confidence of a designer who is comfortable with himself and is not soaked in the distraction of a celebrity driven circus that looms large over NYFW.