Bathed in the yellow light of ancient projectors and swathed in artificial smog, the Aganovich runway set the tone for a collection where perception and obsession blurred into a gradient.
Nana Aganovich and Brooke Taylor are obsessionals that like to examine a subject at length, relentless until options have been exhausted to their satisfaction. If you were going for an explanation in a nutshell, this was a masculine/feminine dichotomy consisting of "the habitual cedilla" of the tie and the color pink. The former distorted sideways, offering a fan shape that echoed not only on the unhabitual cedillas that hung as neck-anchored plastrons, but also in the volumes that snaked their way around the body. As for the latter, it swirled into the black and white pivot palette that the duo have often used as a baseline for their collections, bringing dusky hues and violine variations into play. All of this brought back to Tiresias, the blind Greek prophet who killed snakes and spent seven years in penance as a woman, should you spare a second nutshell. But it didn't really explain the tiger stripes.
These two twains intersected under the umbrella of the duo's tailoring, which took new liberties with the glossary that they have set. The slim pants that had felt revolutionary last season were joined by fluid, wide-legged silk confections. Between the animal print and these, it was an axis-tilt shift in the self-contained universe of Aganovich, which brought with it one of the most realistic collections yet. Certainly, something has changed, but although you couldn't quite pinpoint what, as the title "Circa" suggested, that change came roundabout now.