words/images Judith Ecochard
The Fall 2013 presentation staged by designer Rafael Cennamo---left us breathless---and not just because we had to ruuunnnn over -fast-to Lincoln Center so as not to miss this couture quality collection
|gold cap sleeve dress with gold metal paillette linear and sunburst beading|
The luxurious and immensely lavishing gold materials- panne and burnout velvets, cashmere, jacquard, and ornate embellishments/beading of metal paillettes and embroidered lace---coupled with inventive staging---caused quite the buzz for attendees.What a treat.
|terrific-a chunky knit made of cream cashmere|
The creative dresses, skirts and knits were actually very wearable---albeit-for fancy occasions---flattery cuts, swaths of glam textiles-draped to perfection, bodices to show off curves...slim evening wear frocks and a striking draped ball gown with a tulle skirt-no doubt- Red Carpet ready...and a knit cashmere piece--- pictured above---is day time worthy, imo...
Clearly-much of this collection is hand wrought---and no surprise, the designer does brisk business in bridal gowns (Rafael Cennamo White Couture).
|edgy modern and elegant----no wonder celebs are wearing Rafael Cennamo!|
|pretty-gold wave duchess print cocktail dress with beaded legging|
|skirt-is a cashmere knit!|
|detail-incredible gold metallic fabric|
|gold metal paillette beaded bodice with espresso draped taffeta skirt|
|make-up Bobbi Brown-usually known for her natural look...not here. Fabulous|
|draped gold cocktail dress over leggings|
|v neck gown with detailed beading|