Monday, February 16, 2009
LORIS DIRAN: FALL 2009
THE FINEST TAILORING, RICH FABRICS, HIP CLASSICS
ALTMAN BUILDING, WEST 18TH STREET, NYC
FEBRUARY 12TH, 2009
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
Loris Diran, a talented fashion veteran was inspired by “armor” and a “protective layer” for his Fall 2009 collection ---which we got the 411 on when we met him at his sleek Bowery boutique opening the previous week.
We think that adorning ourselves with Diran’s terrific lineup would make us feel all powerful and confident via the tailoring, fabrics and designs that oozed glamour and high class.
The suits for men and women in particular, are Diran’s signature pieces. Working with a focused palette of largely blacks, greys, wine, and cream-the flannel wool and tweed wool two and three button samples are stunning.
Thick knit sweaters, including a plush bark cashmere knit hooded cloak, and a bark angora pullover are samples of knockout luxurious pieces.
And shimmery metallics, the “it” textiles of many Spring lines we saw…cleverly appeared here in the last look…. a Shogun Boucle and strapless Organza Gown.
There was also one cocoon coat for ladies, a “grey mink/cashmere flannel piped armor coat” (Look # 23) that was strikingly modern and perfect for a chic gamine.
In general, Diran’s collection epitomizes investment dressing at its best…and reminds us of some of the amazing Donna Karan we splurged on during our Wall Street days…that still look amazingly refined and appropriate.
PS: Loved the music…beginning with a slice of Western movie notes, followed by The Clash’s “Magnificent Seven”…and ending with Ace Frehley’s “Back In The New York Groove.”
INFO: LORIS DIRAN