A curious factor occurred final month: Brandon Maxwell wiped his Instagram web page, leaving nothing however a brand new brand, his identify rendered in a type of psychedelic font. It was a much less buttoned-up search for the designer who has made a reputation for himself providing up the sort of clear, all-American fare and princess-worthy attire beloved by celebrities and political figures alike.
However this is identical man who dressed Woman Gaga in not one however three outfits for the 2019 camp-themed Met Gala — clearly, Maxwell is extra into enjoyable than his (clearly, wonderful) tailor-made fits and shirt attire may let on. So what a delight to see Maxwell reduce free along with his Spring 2022 assortment, proven Friday night time in Brooklyn.
Maxwell, who solely only in the near past started experimenting with prints for his Resort 2022 assortment, got here out swinging with acid trip-worthy colours and patterns; vibrant pinks and oranges swirled collectively on blazers layered over ’70s mushroom prints. Fashions carried what gave the impression to be camp packs, tightly rolled blankets tied up with nylon straps. If we’re going into the woods with Maxwell and his women, we’re doing it in model.
On the core of all of it was Maxwell’s skill to chop the proper garment and create the best silhouette, which meant all the pieces nonetheless felt remarkably subtle. Tightly-pleated lamé attire and skirts, although a enjoyable departure from his ordinary work, would nonetheless slot in along with his earlier collections, as would the feathered skirts and sequined polos that had been layered beneath outsized blazers.
For the finale, fashions streamed out from the backstage space linked arm-in-arm or holding arms, all smiles — and who might blame them? Maxwell is among the kindest, most honest folks working in vogue at present, and his designs are all about making girls really feel like their most lovely selves. C’mon, get pleased!
See each look from Brandon Maxwell’s Spring 2022 assortment within the gallery beneath.