Thursday, June 24, 2010

DOUGLAS HANNANT RESORT 2011



PLAZA HOTEL NYC

Words, Images of Backstage/Show Judith Ecochard

Entering the Plaza Hotel always makes us want to stand up a bit straighter. There is something about its elegance and stately structure, jean clad tourists not withstanding…that oozes posh.










Douglas Hannant seems made for resort…as his client base probably takes the long winter sojourns that require this attire. 
























But also, resort or pre-spring fills retailers demands for new merchandise in these days of lean inventory and customers used to seeing fresh merch every six weeks.

We popped backstage just prior to the show to take in the terrific 1960’s hairdos by Edward Tricomi…classic locks with a twist--- straight, shiny and glam.

































































































In fact, a Slim Aarons photo of the Richard Neutra designed, Edgar J. Kaufman House inspired the RTW looks.
Source- PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY

And so, it was Palm Springs- as the inspiration this outing…and not the golfy Palm Springs but more day or night on the patio, by the pool, sipping cocktails Palm Springs. 












































Wearable and refined, there were some casual well-tailored trousers and slim shorts, 







































...and fun flirty ensembles that will appeal to a younger crowd.

















































































                                                              white trench...always a classic




Our top looks were the great graffiti like prints, included hand painted splashes--- that showed up in the halter neck column gowns.

NICE…

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