Audi Showroom, Park Avenue, NYC
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Words/Images Judith Ecochard
Spacious---and flooded with natural light (floor to ceiling windows) and graceful architectural lines, the luxury automobile brand Audi’s midtown showroom---was actually a very good choice in which to stage the precise tailoring and easy elegance of veteran fashion designer Loris Diran’s RTW.
Models posed on a slow moving circular stage---with an abstract basket sculpture in the middle---
---a design element that was throughout the collection---and in factored into the models' intricate hairdos....and caged sandals
A model in glam, gently tiered, hand beaded pastel pink ball gown---with a figure flattering basket weave pattern struck a pose there. Feminine.
The color palette of soft tones struck the right note---
The construction of the dresses and separates we felt had a youthful spirit to it…we know LD’s boutique down on the Bowery is a destination for women looking for the best work wear in which to chair a Board…
But now we think some of these looks are a little more fun.
And amazing black/white subtle bubble hemmed skirt…
And precise, geometric necklines---really well done and obviously done by a seasoned designer who knows how to drape and cut….
The fabrics (silk, charmeuse, wol crepe, crinkled cottons) were luxe---sourced from the Italian factory used by the finest European houses…
Lovely, well edited---a primer for high-end fashion.
INFO; LORIS DIRAN