Connor McKnight Fall 2024 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Connor McKnight’s collection this season carried a romantic sense of lightness. It felt as though a morning winter breeze had been let in to billow through every piece in his studio.
In the previous season, McKnight focused on the idea of waiting as he anticipated the inauguration of his new studio in Chinatown. He spoke of things coming together for his brand and of arriving in the city as a designer. After opening up his studio to the industry and his customers, this time around he reflected on the feeling of vulnerability.
McKnight explained, “I find and follow these emotional themes every season,” and he feels like autumn and winter are a time for introspection. In the summertime, you’re outside doing “a bit of everything,” but in the fall, you retract back in for a time of introspection.
McKnight skillfully combines utility with sophistication in his cut and fabrications. He also conveys vulnerability through a sense of layering in his designs, such as weightless crinkled silk tops, paperweight cotton skirts, and swishy nylon mid layers paired with hefty alpaca and cashmere tailoring.
While McKnight’s fusion of utilitarian details with classic wardrobe pieces continues to be a highlight in his collections, his approach to cutting the lightest of styles was particularly spellbinding this season. For example, a simple silk chiffon slip dress with an “infinity” slip that buttoned all the way to the neckline embodied vulnerability.