Saturday, September 27, 2008

The VERRIER showing of the spring/summer 2009 collection

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

Saturday, September 6, 2008, @ 6:30pm
The Salon at the Bryant Park Tents, NYC

Pretty in pink and girlishly sweet. The candy pink dresses that opened the show established the tone. There was some delicate Swarovski embellishment on the Waltz dress and some more serious sparkles in the gold and enamel starfish jewelry pins and necklaces by Sequin.

SILHOUETTE – most of the skirts were on the short side and a bit eighties glam, remember those fitted minis and pussycat bow blouses? Verrier didn’t show that blouse but rather in another bright eighties color [acquamarine] with a ruffled front and an indigo lace hooded jacket, lightly embellished with Swarovski crystals.

Ruffles and lace aren’t easy to work with, but in this collection, they didn’t look at all old lady-like in the least bit. The strongest pieces were an ivory boucle bolero and a ruffled charmeuse blouse.

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