In his first collection debuted at NYFW, Raul Lopez took full advantage of freedom and experimentation, creating a collection so outlandish, how couldn’t help but establish a name for himself. Now on only his second NYFW collection, the Dominican designer embodies a rather sharp and sophisticated point of view, evident of his already rapid evolution. Ideas from the past were revisited and reworked to create fresh, updated looks. “Feminine Destruction” was printed on pieces, not only referencing the name of a transgender ballroom dancer, but also a relevant message for today’s political climate. One model walked the runway atop a pair of industrial, futuristic looking stilts which all but stole the show from her minimal grey dress and overcoat. Though LUAR is just two seasons in, the creativity met with innovation, as well as important social commentary hints at a vivid future for the emerging label.