Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, NYC Lincoln Center
words/images Judith Ecochard
Designer Bibhu Mohapatra must have gotten bravissimo accolades on his last presentation during the recent New York Fashion Week.
How do we know-besides the fact that we thought this posh label showed some of the most refreshing and flattering-lady-like silhouettes, high quality workmanship with clearly hand wrought details and sourced elegant, deluxe fabrics-yes extravagant is a good word here too--- we saw all week???
Nope-our proof was that we attended the presentation with one of the most stylish matrons of fashion ever-who with a dismissive wave of her hand-would gain access to a White House State Dinner....and she nodded her head in approval -as we circled around...
Prior to the above moment-we had backstage access and as soon as we saw the talented Erin Giddings of Zoya/Art of Beauty-we knew we were in for a show stopper!
For the collection's inspiration-previously unseen polaroids (!!!) from the late 70's/80's by legendary Helmut Newton-acclaimed for his envelope pushing fashion photography---that at that time-was borderline scandalous.
Epitomized for us in that Robert Palmer "Addicted To Love" video from years back....
WHAT ELSE we learned was that Zoya's top selling Fall Collection-SMOKE&MIRRORS ---was inspired by the colors from Bibhu Mohapatra's Fall show.
|Zoya SMOKE-the Healthy New color of fashion|
ZOYA Nails is a fashion week staple---and what's good to know---ZOYA was one of the first nail care labels to get rid of all the chemically caustic stuff---while delivering a quality polish that is truly long lasting without damaging one's nail in a vegan friendly formula.
AND the color options are insane-over 300...www.zoya.com
HAIR-by Rutger for Cutler/Redken was a neat ballerina style bun with a bit of tease up top for height---and shine shine shine-courtesy of finishing spray of Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Shine.
Charlotte Willer for Maybelline New York did a classic smoky eye and strong lip---with the star product being the new Falsies Mascara in Very Black...and the recently revised best-selling Great Lash Mascara with a new applicator brush.
PRESENTATION: Stunning-clothes for the modern women without foregoing an ounce natural elegance...sexy confidence...including the confidence to avoid the trends.
|Flowing chiffon gowns embellished with Swarovski crystal, lace, melting steel and crystal embroideries. Lovely|
|Day wear-Tangerine draped blouse, Cotton pin dot jacket, slouchy trousers|
|our fav look cropped black jacket, flesh tone skirt|
|Lovely chain print on silk blouse|
|Chain print on the gowns|
|We expect to see this on the Red Carpet|