The bar has been set high for Katharine Polk, the creative director of Houghton. After an incredibly successful stint at Badgley Mischka, Polk debuted her line at the Promenade within Avery Fisher Hall overlooking Lincoln Center. The 1:30 pm presentation meant that the sun was glaring directly onto the promenade which made for a rather blinding experience and Polk’s overwhelmingly white collection only exacerbated the issue.
Solar problems aside, Polk’s first collection was a lesson in refined glamour and minimalist decadence. The glamour came in the form of a hand beaded white charmeuse gown with a wide v neck from and back. The minimalism came to us in a structured double breasted floor length wool coat in cream which was very reminiscent of Celine.
There’s no denying Polk’s talent when it comes to creating a beautiful crafted and cohesive collection but only time will tell if she can carry this momentum to widespread recognition. With a debut like this, it won’t be long before Houghton becomes an American fashion powerhouse.
- Craig Held (@HauteCraigture)
Designer website: www.HoughtonNYC.com