D'Marsh Delights during NY Fashionweek
As New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 came to a close on February 18, Jamaica-born designer Glenroy March presented his latest collection - La Vie du Noir - at the Soho District location of the high-end European mattress maker Coco Mat.
The Fall 2016 runway show, which coincided with the celebration of Black History Month, saw the designer drawing inspiration from the immigrant experience.
According to the programme notes, this season's collection was inspired by the story of a black,
stylish couple from the fashion capital of Paris who emigrated to New York City and the challenges of race and colour they faced in adjusting, given their strong sense of style and fashion.
As has become customary for the designer, each show has an unusual or unexpected opening. This year was no different as the season opened with a talented dance trio comprising two males and one female from the Alvin Ailey Dance School in New York.
The 2016 Fall collection opened before a large crowd with the campaign dress, which set the mood for the show, which saw the designer using black as the basis for his collection, complemented by a remarkable fabric, which he took back from a recent trip to Paris, a mix of white, aqua and gold that contrasted well with the collection.
The unisex collection comprised a number of cocktail
dresses, a signature evening gown, and men's casual wear.