Designer Kirsha Whitcher wishes to tell a story with each of her garments. She focuses on structure that complements her vision of androgyny. Wool is used in an unstructured shift silhouette for sweaters . Leather pants and handbags are in a dark red tone, and not sheath fit but structured. The purpose of Salasai clothing is functionality, it protects the consumer from the harsh elements in a stylish way. This is through outerwear and thick fiber choices. Whitcher along with designer Kelly Watson are currently working towards creating a homeware pieces to become a lifestyle brand.
Lexi Clothing is a collaboration between couturier Alexis George and lead designer Pat Georglou. The mission is to create affordable high-end women`s apparel with a sheath fit by using streamline production methods. In previous collections they have used highly saturated colors gives the collection a bold look. For this collection they focused sexy cut outs in navy and whites. Simplicity is paired with textured fabrics which creates elegance with an edge.
Black By Geng is a collaboration of Frank Geng, founder and Tristan Melle, Creative Director. THis brands goal is to provide high-end clothing at an affordable price to consumers who are eccentric and sophisticated. This collection provided the correct amount of chic with all black accompanied by hints of white neutrals. The most romantic piece in the collection was the black and white tulle dress with sweetheart bodice. Tailored wool, black wide brim hats and leathers were also incorporated into this collection. Be sure to check out this collection and the 10 others of this year so that you can always stay up to trend. The sheer corset bodice dress made of nude and black tulle and the black cowboy resembling hat gives the collection an American Romantic Direction.
Rumar by Rochelle provides draped gowns that are flattering to any age or size. They have deep colors and cut outs. A common silhouette of each piece was the spaghetti straps with V cut neckline and V cut drape reaching below the natural waist. the gowns and jumpsuit, or panted romper was worn by girls and women. These garments give off a European Polynesian feel. The choice of fabrics and color saturation is taken into account when thinking of quality for the customer.
Isabel and I is inspired by 1970s glamour. Style icons Jane Birkin and Marissa Berenson are represented by the vibrant retro prints with bohemian silhouettes paired with apparel that would be worn by trendsetters in today’s time. This effortless stylish clothing is also created with animal-friendly fabrics. The colors of the collection tie together with the use of the plaid print. Although the collection has different garments pieces the collection is cohesive through color. Each stripe in the plaid print represents a solid color displayed on another garment in the collection.
LK is ready for the sun with her beautifully printed kaftans. This collection displays a personal style and spirit of Kelley through the outstanding colors and unique prints. This resort wear collection showcases pinks, blues and florals and a surprising gold sequins. Accessorized with matching hats and headbands. Besides her own clothing line Kelly is currently the Creative Director for the Intimates and Swim at Jupi Corp. This experience as well as ten years in the industry has ensured perfect construction and concept for her collection, and it shows!
Breccia DeMartini designer of DeMartini Designs LLC presented ready-to-wear and resort style wraps that were influenced by Houston, Texas and Australia. This collection showcased loose tailored pieces in cobalt, yellow, and white tones. I admired how draping was incorporated in business casual attire. Our favorite garment was the cobalt blue mid-thigh length dress with two gold buttons in the center placed above the natural waist. The reason for it being our favorite was because not only did this dress have a lapel but a ruffle bottom as well. The combination of the two never crossed our minds before. Also the use of gold buttons were a pop of color in a sea of blue. Some trends that the designer focused on in the collection were an accentuated high waist, deep V neckline and business chic casual.
European Luxury is the first thought that comes to mind when you see Michelle Aznavorian’s collection. The use of black and white sheer lace and asymmetrical structured hats worn to the right side of the head are characteristics of european couture. My favorite pieces in the collection were those with sheer lace over opaque slips. This gave the impression of sophisticated lace lingerie.