Friday, March 11, 2011



Words/Images Judith Ecochard
Grey Dot Mattellasse Coat...over a back flounce skirt and black crepe de chine shirt

Editorially cohesive…

...Behnaz Sarafpour’s vision for Fall 2011 was inspired by “the precision and simplicity of the works of sculptor Constantin Brancusi” ---clean modern, geometric…the essence of realism…is what we thought of.

The presentation was unfussy, as it should be---with models spotlight/posed on a large raised platform that viewers could walk around with ease.

Handknits---a standout, over a crepe de chine shirt

Modern sophistication, the luxe textural fabrics and materials-organic wool, tweeds, crepe de chine, knits, leather, and shearling in the neutrals oozed elegance without a sledgehammer of unnecessary glitz on the wearable silhouettes…

Capelets----in tweed

Super dresses
Organic wool kersey

With just the right amount of refined details to make these pieces stand-outs…

Slim pants---knit and leather options...tailored polish.

Sleeveless Wool Crepe Capelet trench over black leather and knit pant

Like this mesh ruffle flair to make this frock a step above the masses of LBDs.

MAC Cosmetic’s Gordon Espinet hit the proper balance between sexy youthful and uptown expense account…with Kate Moss as muse.

We thought the finger nails intriguing too---“Manalo Manicures” by CND™ a direct reference to the Manolo Blahnik Shoes For Behnaz Sarafpour…a black tipped take on a classic French manicure.