If you haven’t heard of Giovanna Randall, don’t worry: you will soon. While her Honor label is only in its second season, its clothes offered all the refinement one would expect from a more established brand. The collection paid homage to a very retro and French sensibility; the models had lush, sexy hair and golden eye makeup, and the clothing was immaculately tailored and sophisticated.
Overall, Randall presented a wide range of pieces from flowy, floor-length dresses
to girly cocktail dresses and everything in between. With elegantly tied belts and cinched waists, a feminine silhouette emerged in many of the looks.
The collection also featured a wide variety of sleeve shapes, as seen in a puff sleeve blouse and belled-sleeve coat. The latter piece played into another Honor trend: exaggerated elements.
Coats featured large lapels, and a number of the silk dresses had oversized collars that placed a focus on the face. Randall experimented with color throughout the show, which began with shining jacquard elements (jackets and dress sleeves)
and gave way to bold hues: bright pink, emerald green and jolts of yellow. Randall also created an exotic, symmetrical print in the aforementioned colors, with a bit of orange added for good measure.
With this collection, Honor firmly planted itself on my “labels to watch” list. Randall crafted red-carpet ready pieces, the cropped jacquard jackets are destined for Rachel Zoe’s closet; the long-sleeve chiffon dresses would ideal onstage looks for Florence Welch; and the racy finale dress was made for Blake Lively.
While I couldn’t help but style celebs in Randall’s gorgeous pieces, I also wanted to own all of them myself.
Honor opens February 22 at 68 Gansevoort Street; (212) 255-2233.