Sergio Hudson Brings Prince’s Dramatic Flair to NYFW

Sergio Hudson Brings Prince’s Dramatic Flair to NYFW

Sergio Hudson Brings Prince’s Dramatic Flair to NYFW

Featuring bold color-blocked patterns and structured silhouettes, Sergio Hudson’s Collection 10 is a visual feast

Featuring bold color-blocked patterns and structured silhouettes, Sergio Hudson’s Collection 10 is a visual feast

Text: Henry Chandonnet

Womenswear designer Sergio Hudson is bringing us back to the ‘80s with his newest NYFW contribution. The seasonless Collection 10 is Hudson’s newest addition to his ever-growing catalog, maintaining his use of vibrant eye-catching colors and patterns. New for this collection, however, is the inspiration: Prince and The New Power Generation. With thoroughly teased hair and dark makeup, Hudson’s models were ready to ‘party like it’s 1999.’

Hudson, who launched his career from Bravo’s Styled to Rock, has his designs featured just about everywhere. Whether it be designing Beyoncé’s London blazer dress or Michelle Obama’s 2021 inauguration burgundy pants and belt, Hudson’s impact can be seen and heard. Like those iconic burgundy pants, Hudson returns to NYFW with bold and eye-catching colors. 

Image courtesy of Iker Aldama, INDIGITAL
Image courtesy of Iker Aldama, INDIGITAL

Featured in the collection are a variety of color-blocked garments, from cocktail dresses to suits, each with rigid structures that catch the eye. Note the way that Hudson layers these colors, frequently using strict blocking to mimic the shape of the garment itself. 

Opposing these bold colors is the other portion of Hudson’s collection, being entirely built out of black and white. These looks ranged from shawl-collar coats to full evening gowns, some mixing the two shades while others maintain stark monochrome palettes. With harsh cuts and blocking, these garments often create a form of optical illusion. 

Image courtesy of Iker Aldama, INDIGITAL
Image courtesy of Iker Aldama, INDIGITAL

Featured heavily throughout the collection is Hudson’s affinity for animal prints, both in color and black-and-white. Hudson features a variety of cheetah-print garments, varying from a flowing, belted suit to a draped mini-dress. The collection’s standout comes in form of an entirely black-and-white abstract animal print gown with hand-beaded embellishments. The look is eye-catching and modern, but not bawdy over over-indulgent. 

Image courtesy of Iker Aldama, INDIGITAL
Image courtesy of Iker Aldama, INDIGITAL

Collection 10 marks a strong addition to the Sergio Hudson repertory, leaning even more into the maximalism and power of his garments. You just can’t help but look. Still, the garments maintain Hudson’s mission of empowering the women wearing his clothes, and making them feel sexy. The collection may be retro and grand, but it’s never over the top. No, Sergio Hudson keeps his mission well: stay clean, stay modern.

Image courtesy of Iker Aldama, INDIGITAL
Image courtesy of Iker Aldama, INDIGITAL

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