Review: Bode Fall 2018 Collection

New York City's current weather and fall season's typical climate doesn't lend itself to floral bountifulness, but things were in full bloom at Bode's Fall 2018 Preview Monday morning.

With the help of her team, designer Emily Bode transformed Chelsea's Skylight Modern into a greenhouse to set the tone for her latest offerings. The sound of dripping water, sketches of flowers and plants and of course, the living green organisms themselves sprouting out of plastic seed trays, pots and gardening flats decorated the room. If you have an eye for style and a green thumb, I believe paradise is the word you'd be looking for to describe the space. But how did this inspiration translate into the clothes? The green and floral striped suit was a definite standout. Long sleeve button downs that had a worn-in look featured small floral embroidery details, and there were several pairs of floral print trousers.

To support all of the greenery, Bode worked in her signature quilt-like patchwork on bomber jackets, cropped pants and two-piece suits. The vintage, DIY feel of the pieced-together clothes seemed like ideal workwear for a greenhouse maintenance worker, technician or manager.  The designer also played with cowhide on outerwear. Real or fake, we're unsure, but the moto jacket and topcoat lacked flaws. We'll take the latter in an extra-large, please.