Designer Francesca Liberatore, one of four winners of the DHL Exported contest, introduced her collection at New York Fashion Week.
Liberatore’s collection featured mostly women designs but also showed a few men’s looks. Liberatore’s collection inspiration: a bird in polluted surroundings that becomes transformed by the litter it encounters. Loose fitting designs move effortlessly on each of the models and calming color tones set the mood of the runway show. I found this collection most interesting features were the accessories. Suede and leather backpacks were a great take on the current backpack trend of the moment. Also each model wore flat sandals with leather leg guard attachments. If you didn’t know it, you would think the leather guards were made into the sandals.