Effortlessly sophisticated

AP — Zadig & Voltaire’s Artistic Director, Cecilia Bonstrom, is Swedish, but she had Parisian fashion culture on her mind.

That and the cool kids and hip-hop stars who frequented the Tunnel, an iconic New York City establishment in an old freight terminal, back in the 1980s and ’90s.

Bonstrom staged her show there, on what might be longest runway ever. For this collection, Bonstrom destroyed her chic to drive home the ’90s, no-rules vibe. Sweaters were meticulously ripped, revealing lurex details underneath, and leather was wrinkly. She mixed masculine and feminine fashion codes.

Tailoring in suiting was anchored in tuxedo detailing done in luxe Italian fabrics, and in the air of non-chalant sophistication in the layering of varied pieces in varied fabrics. That was Bonstrom’s ode to her Parisian fashionista and the cool of off-duty models everywhere.

“They succeed in wearing silk or fake fur, in an effortless way,” she said. “We like it simple,” Bonstrom said. “I like clothes that make you feel comfortable. You feel confident and beautiful at the same time.”