Posts Tagged ‘ss 2011’

NYFW AW 2011: Dominic Louis

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Dominic Louis‘ Urban Emperor was about “finding your inner barbarian”. There were long haired Adonis type models clad in furs and leather. This season was a departure from the draping fabrics and fringes of past seasons. We saw more chunky cable knits and warm shrugs.

Bevel NYC supplied the jewelry – beautiful gold warrior masks that broke down into 4 separate pieces that could be worn separately or together.

Though the venue was rather dark and hard to see the collection, what I could make out was beautiful luxury contrasting with base rawness. Very nice collection. I particularly liked the glazed goat skin and hairon calf moto jacket on the lovely model by the candle sticks – very wearable and love the skin!





NYFW AW 2011: Mimi Plange

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Last night we went to Mimi Plange‘s presentation, “Scarred Perfection”. Her latest line draws inspiration from African tribal scarification rites of passage. This was evident in the patterns in the fabric used in this collection. The colour palate stuck to black, reds, and ochres.

Overall some really nice pieces and a good start for us for fashion week. Though the use of dry ice was a major problem – the ice in bowls of water failed to make smoke or do anything at all. It was also a little difficult to see the models in the back, some rotation would have been nice. I do have to say that is was nice seeing some familiar faces modeling in this presentation and I really liked the central dresses with the grooves in the fabric mimicking scar patterns.