words/images Judith Ecochard
|Ivory Silk Pique Corset Gown|
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...
|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|