Words/Images Judith Ecochard
An Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award winner for 2011, Mandy Coon will hopefully get a bit more into the limelight---acclaimed as the accomplished designer she has been for four collections now.
|Amazing! Elegant, modern-we'd like to see a stroll on the Red Carpet in this vs. some of those frothy sugar plum fairy looks|
For the latest Fall/Winter 2011---a picture of mom looking chic in her creamy fitted turtleneck and high waisted trousers that fit to a tee (remember, no Lycra® back then)---
|Lean-flattering---leather, silky jersey wool|
Coon wanted a collection reflecting the poise and elegance of her mother...and the clean lines of the late 70's silhouettes---that we think are all derivatives of YSL.
In the run of show, the designer also cited Man Ray and Helmut Newton----both factors we saw in the quasi-presentation ... in the dark space The Box---
|Terrific belted leather jacket|
We noticed first off-the angular short cropped hair of the models---some with clip-in bangs swooping down to rakishly cover an eye----that reminded us more of the 60's then 70's Farah Fawcett hair...and is, we note---very similar to the designer's haircut.
The cool edgy and linear shaped clothes came in black, browns and a red palette...with great construction details...as befits a former toiler of one of our fav, and we feel unappreciated designers, Camille Staerk.
|This Chevron Print in earthy colors -lovely|
|Modern Victorian dress....|
There were some feminine details---a bow here and there...
Nice back cut outs, and flattering belted waists...
A few outwear pieces with a downtown edgy look----we really liked---and wonder if the jackets are actually warm.
Loved the boots too and jewelry by MADE HER THINK for Mandy Coon
|Our fav dress----curved hemline, back bow, sweet scooped neck|
Special----Models strolled to music by Emilie Simon.