Sunday, September 26, 2010

THE VESSEL. by lois SPRING 2011

E 42nd Street, NYC
New York Fashion Week

Words/Show Images Judith Ecochard

Lois Samuels staged a quasi/runway/presentation at the always bustling Grand Central Station---to a packed audience.

We scooted in just as the models started walking out ---and then climbed atop white block pedestals.

Unlike her Fall 2010 collection that was austere in nature---Samuels showed solid/saturated color sheaths named after the iconic style mavens (the crisp sleeveless yellow Hepburn Dress with a pointed collar, precisely placed seams---)

the bright orange Kelly Dress…etc)…

That was inspired by The Migration Series of paintings by American artist Jacob Lawrence in DC’s Phillips Collection

Mixed up with cute jumpers for casual fare...

and a black Apron Dress and a spot on shorts suit that are signature design elements from prior The Vessel, by Lois collections.

And trousers too…shown to effect on shirtless male models.

Precise tailoring, utilitarian polished attire, proper/wearable hemlines ---all here. Career clothes with a bit of sass.

And the bold rainbow tones were welcome.