Monday, March 12, 2012


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

words/images Judith Ecochard

Venezuelan native designer, but all New Yorker- Norisol Ferrari debuted her femme fatale/warrior ready collection at a presentation during the most recent NYFW.

"Amy" Nude satin-black lace trim

 A kaleidoscope of influences-equesttrian/military, a nod to the sweeping long late 19th century silhouettes-fitted for females' curves with elements of corset like construction,  "Jean Harlow meets Tina Turner in Mad Max"--- and lots of mixes of fabrics (silk, lace, leather, exotic skins, cashmere) and trims-usually in the same ensemble.

Dramatic attire titled with lakes' names---we thought of some of the flamboyant Bob Mackie outfits for Cher---or the style mavericks Madonna and Lady Gaga...

Chocolate Cashmere coat- long bell sleeves, fitted bodice

While not geared for the preppy set, we thought some of the items-particular the fitted tailored cashmere jackets-really fab and sophisticated---and admired how Ferrari celebrated the female form with curvy seams and slim fitting attire...
"Rita" red and black-hint of navy tweed him waist pencil skirt, "Olivia" white poplin snap front blouse over a black leather harness, leather belt

loved this "Colbert" black cashmere jacket---buttoned exaggerated cuffs are special

"Whitney" Black satin strapless corseted gown with black lace trim and bustle

A packed house---plenty of attendees struck their own pose.

nice- "Kitt" strapless dress in camel and black cashmere

"Liza" power stretch black leggings-a basic must -with "Dawn" alligator jacket...