Cucculelli Shaheen presented Collection Fifteen (Fall/Winter 2023) at New York City’s iconic Webster Hall with a special live performance by musician Breanna Barbara. Titled“Les Radiants,” Collection Fifteen is inspired by chaos and classicism, atomic poets, beautiful dynamite, Gotham surrealism, and the designers’ perennial muse, New York City. 

Drawing inspiration from artists known for playing with light and shadow such as Baroque painter Georges de La Tour, Rembrandt, Caravaggio and contemporary visual artist Christopher Bucklow, the new collection embodies the passage of the sun in the sky from night into day. Lush embroidery and effortless silhouettes continue to take center stage in a color palette of black, gunmetal, silver, red, champagne and gold. Drop-waist corsets, low-slung trousers, skirts, and cut-out details accentuate the hips while detachable sleeves and beaded leggings transform the looks. Key runway looks include: an anthracite sheer slip dress

with smokey glass crystals paired with sheer tights; a ruby caped dress in oversized lace netting motif; a floor length coat styled with matching mini and sheer tulle trousers with golden and silver metal dome and rings motifs; a radiating sun motif blazer paired with low-slung trousers; a silvered metallic glass beaded dress with cut-out details at the hip; long sleeved sheer black tulle dress with lace netting motifs and cut-outs; black jet sheer mini dress with exposed boning styled with matching tulle jet lace trouser. Rounding out the show this season included an appearance on the runway by winner of Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Jaida Essence Hall and American Performer and former contestant on Season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bosco

SHOW CREDITS: Styling: Cucculelli Shaheen/Anissa SilvasProduction: Muzam ProductionsMusic: Breanna BarbaraCasting: Muzam ProductionsMake-up:Nick Lujan forKevyn AucoinHair: Clay Nielsen for AvedaNails: Pattie YankeeJewelry: FabergéFootwear: Chelsea ParisBeverages: Topo Chic