Back in October I attended the MCM New York Spring/Summer 2010 Preview at the Gramercy Park Hotel Roof Club, the perfect spot for some natural lighting. Spring/Summer 2010 marks MCM New York's second season, designed by Joy Gryson, in collaboration with the MCM Design Team. The collection is the epitome of modern luxury, building upon the energy of New York City and the brand's elegance.
The collection is inspired by the beauty of Paradise and the elegant elements of nature, using decadent fabrics of Karung watersnake, python and lambskin.
Notte now includes the chic Fashion Tote and shoulder bag. Notte bags are made with soft lambskin leather in black, cuoio, metallic gold, metallic python gold and grey. The bags are finished with sophisticated pale gold hardware and accented with embossed leather. The Fashion Tote has a modern circular handle and is offered in grainy lambskin with a glittery metallic finish or opulent textured leather.
Sportivo welcomes the newest shapes for spring such as the clutch and Bowler. Other shapes include the satchel, hobo, shopper and tote. The collection is made of goat leather and calf leather trim. Available in black, pale blue, pale violet, white with grey accent and gunmetal. Prices range from $595 - $1295, and exotic skins $2350.
Annodare, meaning 'knot' in Italian, is made of lightweight lambskin with elegant silver chain detail, metal oval ring and embossed MCM logo attached to the center knot. Notice the knotting technique and tie dye effect on the leather. The Annodare silhouettes include the small cross hobo, large hobo and tote in shades of black, royal blue, light grey and chalk/black.
Pop Python is the epitome of chic lavishness in polished python, with decorative hardware and chain shoulder strap. Available in Beige, black, green, lavender and red.
The Flower Breeze collection incorporates the 'classic motif of the cognac Visetos with brightly colored floral prints', with contemporary colorful handles and interior,adding a unique twist. This collection includes a clutch, tote, shopper and weekend travel bag.
Amazoneness is crafted from snake skin embossed leather. The Hobo and the Boston shapes feature refined gold chain leather woven straps.
The classic Alda collection includes new colors - white, yellow, lilac, scarlet red and black. Details include the pale gold hardware and chain strap. The Alda Tambourine bag (available in 5 colors) is a modern update to MCM's classic round-shaped shoulder bag, reminiscent of the 80s looks of the catwalk.
Also featured for spring are Paradise, City Chic and Semi Fashion Visetos Men's collections.
The MCM New York collection is sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide and the MCM Plaza Boutique.
- Kim Weling