Sies Marjan, rural eco fashion in the skies above Manhattan

Sies Marjan, rural eco fashion in the skies above Manhattan

It was all about the materials at Sies Marjan on Sunday, the most significant European designer showing in New York this season. Novel and artisanal fabrics were worn by a cast that walked around the 54th floor of the brand new One Manhattan West building, a curvy skyscraper built two blocks west of Penn Station. Yet the blend of revolutionary fabric techniques, eye-popping biodynamic dyes and truly novel silhouettes meant the audience kept their focus on the collection and not on the view – a truly beautiful late afternoon vision of quite literally the majority of the island of Manhattan under a moody winter sky.