Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Angel Sanchez

words/images Judith Ecochard

Yellow ailk crep cocktail dress with triple drape front detail

A presentation for Angel Sanchez is always a lesson in how to "keep shapes clean and the drama where drama is right-good for real women..."

For Spring 2012 Sanchez stays true to his signature sculptural and feminine silhouettes---demonstrating a master's hand with luxury fabrics-silk crepe, silk tulle----chiffon-draping, pleats perfectly placed, and hand sewn details----that cause the Red Carpet types wearing his designs-to perpetually place on any best dressed list.

flattering boat neck-orchid silk crepe

magenta trikado cocktail dress 

 Some of the dresses-the cocktail and formal evening wear---have added structures- but all have an unfussy certain softness and elegance---with fitted sleek lines intermixed with eye-catching use of volume----i.e. the ruffles down the back or over one shoulder of a glam gown-
ruffle detail on one shoulder through back

hand painted -pink touches of gold-white silk gauze wedding dress or evening gown

cascading detail on back candy pink crepe gown

strapless yellow silk gauze gown with asymmetrical pleating on bodice


light fuschia v-neck silk chiffon gown

lilac silk crepe key hole neckline gown with chiffon thin cape on open nack amd yellow embroidery detail on bodice and shoulder

hand beaded -took two weeks!

asymmetrical mermaid gown with pleat detail on bodice

The color palette-ranged from orchid, magenta, turquoise, candy pink-to a versatile light fuchsia and lilac-to  a sunny yellow. Very very pretty----enough to invent some occasion to wear to...just to justify getting a dress.

magenta sweetheart neckline trikado gown

'...curvy girls can rock this look..."