It rained cats and dogs and great talents at the same time. Chiara Boni with her La Petite Robe presented an array of ultra feminine leather creations, especially cinched-in-the-waist silhouettes with peplum details. Pencil skirts, tailored jackets, embellished ensembles and bodycon dresses were the main course of the collection.
Hiromi Asai brought in front of us the most impressive modern-day versions of the traditional Japanese kimono make of opulent fabrics and accessorized with intricately embellished little purses. I thought that it was so cool seeing post-show a few graciously dressed geisha-styled ladies, opening their tiny traditional umbrellas on the streets to protect themselves from the elements!
Carmen Marc Valvo in his grand venue at the Moynihan Station showcased a collection referencing Great Gatsby extravaganza in a wearable way. Gold, black and pops of red dominated the scene. Luxe fabrics, fluffy fur and rock&roll styling set the tone for the young and sexy approach to eveningwear!
At Georgine the crowd was a mix of Upper East socialites, editors, and cool fashionistas, making it quite a democratic event, that reflected the design sensitivity of the designer. I felt that most of the pieces were to be adopted by a wide range of women at any age. Lace, metallic shoes, fur details, a little sparkliness, fit-and-flare silhouettes, high-quality brocades, and timeless minimalist forms are elements each one of us can fall in love with!
To see more up-and-coming talent, I finally did the Art Institutes show; a collective of students from all Art Institutes across the US! So refreshing and promising!