Nothing like a little beefcake to get the ol’ heart racing on a hot afternoon.
And there was no shortage of minor cardiac palpitations spiking viewers of the Spring/Summer 2015 Parke & Ronen show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week last Thursday. This is, after all, primarily a swim-oriented label, so lots of skin is practically de rigueur. In their runway show at Industria Superstudio, the design duo Parke Lutter and Ronen Jehezkel continued their focus on the sexiest swim wear and coolest sportswear around for their “Dickie Greenleaf” collection, inspired by The Talented Mr. Ripley character’s penchant for being lucky and having a blast.
Count the audience in for a great time, too. Fun patterns, bold brights and slim silhouettes — all on half-dressed buff models — rocked a house that included fan Alan Cumming, who has been starring with Michelle Williams in the stage revival of “Cabaret.”
In here, life is beautiful. Indeed.