Friday, August 15, 2008
LOLA HAZE: SPRING/SUMMER ‘09 BRIGHTENS UP
LINGERIE AMERICAS NY
August 4th, Metropolitan Pavilion, NY
Words, Images Judith Ecochard and Courtesy Of Lola Haze™
We met Laura Mehlinger, at last season’s Lingerie Americas’ show and her inspired collection, Lola Haze was a solid winner. We thought she had a fresh take on foundation beyond the basics—an edgy, urban collection.
For Spring ’09, the NY based designer “went (gloriously) bright this summer.”
INSPIRATION: Mehlinger “sought to fuse two disparate inspirations: the paintings of Morris Louis and Prince concerts.” Purple Rain anyone?
Basically, we think she nailed the liquid like feeling with the dramatic use bold colors (purple, fuchsia, sunny yellow) in the mesh separates and geometrically cut silk charmeuse pieces that are really worth showing the world by wearing as outer-wear.
“You feel playful” in these chemises, whispery slips, tap pants, and light as air bralettes that are often punched up with metal rivulets, chains, and shimmery foil details.
“Luxury is the comfort,” Mehlinger says.
As with the first time we saw the innocent/seductive line-we think Lola Haze is ready to hit big. Look for the Heart Cami and Panty to sellout in time for Valentine’s Day.
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