Monday, September 8, 2008
THE KOI SWANAGATE SPRING 2009 SHOW
TIME/PLACE: Saturday, SEPT. 6TH, 11:35AM, Bumble & Bumble, West 13th Street
Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Images, Casi Densmore-Koon
Image of model backstage, Judith Ecochard
THE THEME: Butterflies! As last season, a large part of the soundtrack was devoted to nature – a soothing backdrop of classical piano music with chirping birds and
rolling waves was a nice way to begin a frenetic day.
The 1st model came out in a spectacular oversized butterfly Swarovski crystal necklace that drove home the theme, in case you hadn’t gotten around to reading the run of show.
THE TEXTURES: As light at a butterfly’s wings, lots of light weight cashmere, silk and linen.
THE SILHOUETTES & Colors: more of the shorter length we’ve been seeing alternated with long.
Raw unfinished hemlines played off nicely with refined touches such as a baby pink fur belt/waistband.
The butterflies were not mercifully in your face, they also appeared discreetly on muted pastel prints and as the wings [or shoulders] of a draped linen blouse with floral embroidery. For those who want a print, there’s the short silk dress with fuschia satin trim, chiffon petals and silk Manolo Blahniks.