Everyone knew that there was going to be an Inordinate amount of attention lavished on Adam Selman this season with his Premiere Runway endeavour after all of the Lavish attention that was ladled all over him after his Fete Accompli on his Friend and Client Rihanna at this years CFDA Awards in May. His Spring 2015 show was particularly Over-Hyped and Underwhelming.
For all his new-found Celebrity, Selman's collection was not much in the way of High Fashion and came off more Better Sportswear. The collection had it's moments, for sure, but mostly disappointed by being too little designed. Another point, The Pearls that Fascinated Selman so, Cheapened pretty much everything, except the short dress that was encrusted with them, to point of the Comedic. They, More than anything, proved Distracting and Facile.
A few pieces stood apart, A glistening White Coat and Skirt Combo had legs, as did a Pastel Brushstroke print Column Dress in White. The Black T-Shirt dress was perhaps the only piece adorned with Pearls that didn't look Ridiculously Tacky. In the end, Even with Rihanna making a Campy Appearance at the close, nothing was capable of saving this collection or elevating it beyond the Contemporary section of most department stores.
As auspicious as most were hoping Selman's First Outing would be, It was Sadly, Anything but that. The designer has much work ahead of him to live up to the unjust hype thrown his way, and he'll need MUCH better work than what was presented here, to prove that hype was Justified.