Sunday, September 7, 2008

ANGEL SANCHEZ’s Spring/Summer 2009 EVENING COLLECTION







Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Images at event, Casi Densmore-Koon
Image of Cece Cord, from www.celebritydogwatcher.files.wordpress.com

Angel Sanchez is an experienced eveningwear designer who delivers well- constructed luxury evening wear with that little something extra that keeps his clients coming back for more.
It’s not just the clothes his ladies love, but Angel himself.
Designers do well when they stick to their M.O. and know whom they’re designing their clothes for. In this case, well-heeled socialites, such as CECE KORD, who was walking about the studio who looked casual, yet pulled together in a pair of jeans paired with a white shirt.

ABOUT ANGEL SANCHEZ
This designer, as the late great Gianfranco Ferre, started out as an architecture student and later moved into designing beautifully structured clothes for women. He worked for 10 years in Venezuela designing couture before coming to New York and working on demi couture.

A FEW WORDS WITH THE DESIGNER
LYRA MAG: What’s your favorite piece in the collection?

ANGEL SANCHEZ: The white gown with the yellow trim. It’s layered but graphic, very Balenciaga.

LYRA: This new space is beautiful. What do you like best?

A. SANCHEZ: I love the glass wall; I had it put in so I could see into the atelier from my office. It makes me feel as if I’m always connected to the atelier during the day.

LYRA: What are you most excited about?

A. SANCHEZ: The three dresses in my atelier. You must see them, make sure you go very close, to see the detailing.

ART & DETAIL

We walked over to examine the trio of pastel dresses. On closer inspection, we discovered that the embellishment was a mosaic of tiny-jeweled squares, which proved Mr. Sanchez’s couture skills.

While we were admiring the gowns, fashion stylist, LINDA ELEFANT filled us in about Mr. Sanchez and his designs.

“Aside from designing amazing gowns my clients and I have been wearing for years, Angel is a genuinely nice person. He’s equally charming and courteous to everyone, from the cleaning lady to the president of the company. How often can you really say that you see that in this business?”


WHERE TO GET IT:
Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman