Victor Glemaud Brought the Boogie for Spring/Summer 2023

Victor Glemaud Brought the Boogie for Spring/Summer 2023

Victor Glemaud Brought the Boogie for Spring/Summer 2023

The New York brand presented its energy-packed collection at Rockefeller Center

The New York brand presented its energy-packed collection at Rockefeller Center

Text: Matthew Velasco

Haitian-American designer Victor Glemaud has quite the connection with New York. The designer presented his Spring/Summer 2022 collection at the newly renovated Moynihan Train Hall on the bustling 34th Street. Now, for his eponymous label's Spring/Summer 2023 collection, Glemaud turned the volume up a notch, unveiling his latest collection at Rockefeller Center's Flipper's Roller Boogie Palace.

As onlookers peered down from the street above into the lowered show space and a group of roller skaters marked the beginning of the show, a trio of all-black, skin-hugging looks hinted at Glemaud's breezy focus this season. Then, the creative infused hints of muted pinks, creams, and blues that accented his cut-to-perfection sportswear pieces.

Not only toying with the aforementioned references, Glemaud looked to swimwear throughout, seen through the collection's heart-shaped bandeaus, crochet cover-ups, and slinky one-piece suits.

Though Glemaud is lauded for his ready-to-wear, the designer took a refreshed approach to accessories for Spring. Collaborating with milliner Gigi Burris and Evan O'Hara, the label introduced angular sunglasses, hemp and raffia hats, anklets, and a reflective silver alligator tote that could be spotted from miles down the shore.

The latter half of the collection saw the designer introduce a troop of cheetah print ensembles—a strapless two-piece swimsuit, an off-the-shoulder a-line dress, and a sexy bodysuit complete with a matching cape that closed the 31-look collection in style.

The minimal flair that Glemaud has mastered over the tenure of his eponymous label, which opened in 2006, is seen entirely in silhouette—the colors, patterns, and general vibrato surrounding the designer are anything but understated.

And while the collection's accessory ventures are a significant move for the brand, the standouts were undeniably the masterfully cut separates that seemed to glide and contort with the models' every strut. Like the show's bustling locale, Glemaud's clothes are meant to be worn, and moved, in.

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