Thursday, September 11, 2008

The TONY COHEN spring 2009 collection

TIME & PLACE, Monday, September 8, 2008
The Salon at the Bryant Park Tents

Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Images, Dan Lecca, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz

While we’re not certain how practical they’d be, we loved the Geisha style strappy block heeled sandals in caramel leather that gave an interesting twist to the mushroom colored dresses and separates.

Just about every designer this season seemed to use an abundance of silk and chiffon and wanted to try their hand at swagging, this designer being no exception. It seems that the Ancient Greeks were a source of inspiration for many.

WHAT WORKED: the ombre trench coat in mother of pearl silk nylon over a silk satin pleated trouser and some long navel grazing gold chain necklaces by ERICKSON BEAMON.

While the shapes and ruffles and skinny pants were not unlike what YIGAL AZROUEL showed a few days ago, that’s where the similarity ended. Yigal clearly put the time and effort to tailor every item that came down the runway, including the pants which fit like a glove.

The last, a flowing brown gown with draping accents.

We liked WARD’s edgy side parted Studio 54 crimped hair.
To see more of Erickson Beamon’s jewelry, visit their website