Friday, September 5, 2008

KEITH LISSNER’s spring/summer ’09 Presentation & Cocktail Reception

Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Images, Casi-Densmore-Koon

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Place: Banchet Flowers, 809 Washington Street

The shotgun space was a great place to hold a fashion presentation. In addition to this winning collection, guests enjoyed the DJ’s open format music which included, some Clash and early eighties retro rock selections and the gorgeous pink roses decorating the stainless steel shelves.

LYRA MAG: We love your pearl print dresses in rose and blue. What was your inspiration?

KEITH LISSNER: 100% British, I was thinking, “What would happen if Sue Cappleman goes to the Royal Ballet?”
In other words, it’s a cross between 70’s punk and the Royal Ballet of England.
We loved the combination between the raw and the finished.
The Raw: unfinished, raw edging on the hems

The Polished: a well-executed silver bustier with Fortuny pleats on a lemon chiffon dress.