Its designer, Furne One, who debuted his label 15 years ago, created an underwater world whereby his women navigated sunken ruins in intricately constructed dresses that all nodded to the subaquatic theme. To wit: stitching criss-crossed like fisherman’s nets, ruffles undulated like swaying kelp, and feathers swished like seaweed. Befitting of One’s signature, the Spring 2018 couture collection carried a nostalgic, romantic air, with some show goers commenting that it reminded too closely of the work of a certain late English couturier. But then, lately, today’s fashion constantly returns to the past; so perhaps in that regard, Amato, is in fact ahead of the curve.
Accenting the opulence, seashell clutches and pearl rings made for instant must-have pieces. Meanwhile, frothy headpieces will attract the most avant-garde of One’s clients, such as Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. Closing the show, a model appeared dressed in a hoop skirt dress with jutting feathers. The slick black coating served as a striking contrast to the sandy color palette featured throughout the show. It appeared as though she had been coated in liquid petroleum, a distressing finale that harked to humans’ toxic impact on our oceans.