Fashion Week Interviews

Zadig & Voltaire: “I Should’ve Been Born a Cowboy”

From leather and snakes to eagles and lace, the Zadig & Voltaire spring/summer 2014 collection presents a standoff of western juxtapositions. Underlined by a strong presence of fringe and loosely woven knits, this season pays homage to the effortless cool of home-on-the-range tomboy style.

While the brand’s signature attitude was certainly apparent in the liberal application of rock-and-roll accessories, the real surprise came from designer Cecilia Bönström’s ability to modernize a “these boots were made for walking” aesthetic with such an urban feel. Biker jackets, asymmetrical cuts, and distressed black and gold sequined pieces truly captured the cutting-edge spirit of what’s next, perfectly introduced with the Daft Punk music remix that opened the show.

Bönström closes the show wearing a cheeky t-shirt emblazoned with the collection’s slogan: “I should’ve been born a cowboy…”

—Ford Leland