Friday, November 14, 2008
THE KEVAN HALL spring 2009 Collection Show
Text, Casi Densimore-Koon
Edited by Vivian G. Kelly
Images, Dan Lecca, courtesy of Mercedes Benz
When: October 12th, 2008
Where: Smashbox Studios, Culver City California, Main Tent
"Quiet on the Set as we peer through the looking glass of timeless American design" - Kevan Hall
Kevan Hall started out Mercedes Benz Fashion Week LA with lots of glamour. Looking on front row was Brent Bolthouse from Bolthouse Production [Heidi’s former boss on “The Hills”] and Dana Delany from “Desperate Housewives”.
Each design was put into a collection of five scenes.
Scene I – a capsule collection of collection of chic attention grabbing white and black ensembles.
We loved Mr. Hall’s fluid yet structured silk dupioni over sized gingham in voluminous shapes. The gingham Bacall rehearsal blouse in black and white silk gingham shantung with black pencil pant was cinched with a silk and cotton notched black patent leather corset belt.
Scene II –color! Shades of taupe, azure, sage, and white accented with silver metallics.
We loved the sage/aqua ombre silk chiffon dress with rosette straps.
Scene III: "Think Pink"
Fluid gowns in a brighter palette; citrine, apple, amber, turquoise and marigold.
Here were silhouettes that Harlow and Dietrich would wear, interpreted in a modern way.
This spring look on the red carpets for Kevan’s pink criss cross crinkled silk chiffon goddess gown and pink graduated taffeta jazz dress.
Scene IV: the new "Dinner Dress". A chic palette of black and navy combination in chiffon, taffeta, and embroideries received a standing ovation.
A MOMENT WITH KEVAN HALL:
LYRA MAG: Now that IMG has pulled of Los Angles Fashion Week, will we see you at Bryant Park?
KH: I would love to show my Fall 09 collection at Bryant Park. Perhaps I will do both NYC and something intimate for my LA clients.
LYRA MAG: What influences do you draw upon in your designs?
KH: I love all things beautiful. A collection could be inspired by the richness of the sea or the distinctive people of the tribes in Africa. The Spring 2009 collection dresses my muse from rehearsal, lunch, dinner to the red carpet.
LYRA MAG: What inspired this collection?
KH: The great costumer designer Andrian who created the images of style icons Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Norma Shearer.
LYRA MAG: Anyone you would love to wear your gown?
KH: Michelle Obama to the Inaugural in 2009.
We hope he gets to do just that!
For more about Kevan Hall and his designs, you can visit his website - www.kevanhalldesigns.com