Tuesday, January 13, 2009

CANDELA NYC: GOTHIC VICTORIAN INNOCENCE WITH AN EDGE


CANDELA NYC: GOTHIC VICTORIAN WITH AN EDGE
Spring 2009

ENK TRADESHOWS, JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER NYC


Words, Images Judith Ecochard

We had our Laura Ashley/Jessica McClintock moment in the ‘80s but the sweet girly ensembles were short lived.







But the feminine, vintage-like, light as air cottons and chiffons we previewed at the Candela NYC booth were unusual and trendy.

What got our eyeballs right off was the Victorian inspired lace embellished jacket with Leg of Mutton sleeves and high collars…that’s available in assorted basic shades of white or black.







The collection for Spring ’09 also has long 70’s inspired, made dresses with tiny crochet details… and brand new handmade leather sandals with a refreshed take on the popular Gladiator styles.







We know that celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Kate Hudson and Fergie have worn Candela’s NYC clothes…and expect to see this hard to find collection in more retail outlets. Some styles are available online at BLUE GENES and INTERMIX and at Archengela Boutique 340 Bedford Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.