Marcel Ostertag unveiled the Autumn/Winter 2018 collection titled 'Opium' at Spring Studios Runway (Gallery II) on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.
Ostertag sends us on a blissful journey where time and fashion unite and consumption and indulgence equate as one. Past and future meld with the here and now making vintage seem futuristic and classics seem edgy.
The Autumn/Winter 2018 collection began as an exploration of Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) in the '70's, as Ostertag came across an editorial in a vintage magazine store. The glamorous parties of the era offered the perfect springboard for 'Opium'.
Made in Germany, precious materials and elaborate details perfectly round off the modern silhouette. Painted poppy flowers, animal prints and striped patterns are perfectly fused by Marcel Ostertag into his classics, giving them a masterful revitalization. Highlighted fabrications include silk, cashmere, faux fur, sequined and pearl beaded chiffons. Silhouettes, while suggesting the past with 60's and 70's inspired wraps, go-go's and mod-dresses of every sort have been updated by his deft approach to detail and styling to rest squarely in the here and now.
It's refreshing to see animal print sequins mixed with stripes and pastel pink, as well as the color combinations of burgundy with pastel pink, and orange with pastel pink.
Key accessories featured are sporty belts with rose gold clasps and a new range of bags all made in partnership with Tamaris with whom Ostertag is now entering his third season of footwear design. All of the shoes are made of leather in burgundy, pastel pink, khaki, and navy with rose gold details and a range of plexi heels.
Photo Credit: Getty Images for Marcel Ostertag
- Kim Weling