OH---the sec we descended the narrow stairs beneath a kinda weirdly located art gallery (in one CPW's grand residential buildings...)---and heard the effervescent french pop music blasting away....
We thought of one of our Big Apple born/raised nieces...a cool, tall braniac type---all clad in her own atypical, pulled together, stylish way, requisite sleek Euro-cool Prada glasses when needed...
We think she could rock the cropped jodphur with side slit details, the Hunter wool twill blazers with sturdy horn buttons...the sheer lacy overlayed sweepers
---and who, IMHO, captures the essence of Araks Yeramyan's RTW target market.
For the smart gals who might actually be familiar with the inspiration for Fall 2011's collection---
...discussing the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed 1968 film "The Colour of Pomengranates" about the Armenian ashug Sayat Nova (King of Song)---in which the lead actress plays six roles-both male and female (kind of like Tilda Swinton in Orlando---who, btw is perfect for this label too)...
|White Washed Silk Button Down with overlay|
Well we got the pomengranate part right away with those lips (Shiseido did the makeup) and the color appeared as a nice tonal pop.
But the clothes---probably like the film ---require multiple viewings to "get"---
With a lot of complex layers.
Some highlights were all examples of Araks deft abilities at mixing it up--- of textures---the sturdy wools, the delicate lace, washed silks and soft angora knits.
Nerdy chic, we thought as the lines were generally modest, the skirts long---but transparent...or lacy see through which befits the designer of lingerie separates too.
---THINK: The smoldering librarian stereotype...
|Sea Wool Felt Dolman Sleeve Coat, Sea Wool Felt Pullover,|