Omar Salam is a man about the details, and this season he didn’t spare the ones that make a statement. For his label Sukeina’s Fall 2023 lineup, the French designer coated his collection is oversize zippers, fun fur, and gold trimmings.
This season, Salam toyed with the idea of perception. What does the Sukeina woman say to the world, and how does she frame these statements? In a world so driven by social media and the constant oversharing of our lives, Salam used exposed zippers to represent the notion of access. The use of sharp tailoring in both suiting and outerwear speaks to the clarity of the Sukeina woman. She’s direct, she’s sleek, and undoubtedly knows how to dress.
The extensive zippers ––though frequently used–– are only one of the main embellishments. Fur is used aplenty atop tailored sleeves and dress hems.
Coco Rocha closed the show in a black and fuchsia gown that didn’t spare any of the collection’s spotlighted details. Black fur lines the top of the confectionary skirt, and the sleeves are covered in sequin, while the crisp white collar speaks to the tailoring. Sukeina’s known in fashion as one of its “best kept secrets.” Here’s hoping this collection gets everybody talking out loud.