It is the fashion version of the elegant aesthete versus the exuberant decorator. Or maybe it is the chilly vision of a minimalist architect set against the pile-them-on patterns shaping a different kind of creative mind.
New York fashion can boast two exceptional designers. Or may be that should be four. Because there are design duos behind The Row and Oscar de la Renta, with each “twin” showing a similar mindset.
To have these effective couplings is rare. In the past, only one creative rose above the parapet – even if there were often creative pairs behind the scenes. But since the turn of the 21st century, fashion houses have hired couples who are often, but not always, partners in love as well as art.
For New York’s Spring/Summer 2020 season there was power in these very different pairings.