Tuesday, March 6, 2012

BEHNAZ SARAFPOUR FALL/WINTER 2012


Chocolate Factory/NYC







words/images Judith Ecochard





Ivory Silk Pique Corset Gown

Bodice/Corsett details

Behnaz Sarafpour Fall 2012 collection was quietly exquisite---but like that oft' used expression (Theodore Rossevelt/West African proverb) ...speak softly and carry a big stick... we thought the ensembles, simply presented with half the models, waiting offstage- behind huge drapes, spotlit with their shadows projecting through---while the other models stood up front...

---were powerful.



one of our top looks-

Camel Couture Wool Little Jacket, Black Cashmere Keyhole Sweater, Camel Stretch Cotton Contour Pant















Gold Basket Weave Sheath Dress

We chatted briefly with this ballet thin designer---who in fact had her models in Capezio flats which we are sure they LOVED....




...about her inspirations---a trip to Venice and the concept of "fashion x-ray"-the underpinnings of garments...the overall structure like the admired Italian building structures.











So chic- Rouge Split Sleeve Cashmere Sweater, Bronze Zigzag Pleate Skirt







Nails by CND







From head to well, ankle-this was modern luxury for sophisticated women...very feminine, incredibly well crafted- not frilly sweet fluffy. Sarapour's gals are too smart for that.










Grey Feltted Jersey Corset Dress





Black Velvet & Tulle Strapless Dress















Metallic Thread Lace Overlay is exquisite-




























































Jan Arnold/CND Creative Director