Saturday, September 27, 2008
TULEH- DAY TO EVENINGWEAR GLAMOUR-
“SOCIALITE” LABEL GROWS TO OUTFIT STRONG WOMEN/STYLE ICONS- FROM NANCY DREW, THE PRESIDENT’S WIFE, HOLLY GOLIGHTY… MRS. DALLOWAY
Sunday, September 7th, 2008 – West 26th Street, NYC
Words, Pics by Judith Ecochard
We skipped Fall 2008’s showing by Tuleh…but are meaningfully glad we trekked over to the Forbidden Zone-west of 10th Avenue- for this outing of forty posh looks.
Happily, the show started late…because we were.
Reviewing the handouts, we got a kick out of the decidedly literary/political slant of the ensembles’ names- with heroines from past and present.
As in the “The First Lady” (Michelle, we assume)- a belted bow dress …followed by several expertly fitted feminine frocks in solid colors.
In fact, all of the strong female personalities- that inspired the straight on, head to toe elegant (and a few rockin’ blouse/pants glittery) garb… by designer Bryan Bradley---would probably look terrific in many of these outfits.
We thought the stunning fabrics were highlights- including many bold toned, nature prints (Look # 8-the “Rachel Carson”- was a stark black tree branches in a blue to yellow, sky palette…and many luscious flower graphics).
Part of the collection was clearly aimed at Uptown girls who party down…
but the strongest clothes were the ones destined for sophisticated ladies…who would relish the silk skirts, boxy suit jackets, sleek sheaths, and diaphanous, color saturated evening gowns that closed the show.
ACCESSORIES: The clutches and purses were knockouts and encrusted with large beads, corals, and silk rosettes.
NICE TOUCH: The xoxoxo’s Bradley received on the runway- after the show.