German-based brand Marcel Ostertag, named after its head designer, returned to NYFW with their fall/winter ’18 collection “Opium.” The show was a frenzy of futuristic style using vintage patterns and unexpected pairings.
Ostertag, a self-described “fashion addict,” highlighted the addictive nature of clothing, with models seemingly never wearing enough clothes. Outfits were born out of layered looks– dresses over tops over sweaters over sheer slips. Ostertag paired his pieces in masterful fashion, creating looks that seemed born to be together.
Ostertag credits 1970s vintage Yves Saint Laurent pieces as his inspiration for the fall/winter ’18 collection. The seventies era, with sparkle and glam, set the tone for Ostertag’s latest palette. The title “Opium” is a reference to the YSL fragrance.
Like his previous runway shows, Ostertag made it a family affair. The designer’s brother Johann Ostertag created the track for the runway show as part of their musical collaboration.
Marcel Ostertag’s glamourously modern view of a seventies-inspired fall makes us all waiting for September.