Ending the Metrowear night on a high note, Mark Bumgarner's collection is its own ode to florals, without relying too much on florals.
That may sound contradicting, like his self-proclaimed aesthetic to balance structure and softness, but that is truly the vision his collection evokes, even just in black and white.
Gowns tailored with layers upon layers of silken folds, some twisted into spiral, are an abstraction of roses. Undulating fabrics, cascading in waves, trail down the body, like petals from a stalk.
Even the way a fold or hem of satin sticks out of the body is reminiscent of orchids or lilies.
To some extent, every one of Mark’s gowns is like a sweet bouquet, brimming with flowers. So much so, that every woman who wears it seems to be blossoming with every step down the runway.
With a dress as complex as roses, the Bumgarner woman is truly a memorable sight.