Report by Alessandro Berga.
Our magazine’s own Alessandro Berga, attended the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this month. He caught a glimpse of what to expect in spring 2012, from the American premiere of a top Chinese designer to Argentinean designers selected by their peers. Take a look at the videos below to get a taste of New York fashion!
Photo credit: model in Carlos Miele, photographed by Christopher Macsurak.
Immersive Landscape embraced the melting vivid colours and artificial pots. “I seek a dialogue between the artificial and the natural, modified beauty and organic technology, and life,” says Carlos Miele. The cross-over between natural and artificial featured elegant, fluid lines, bright tropical tones enhanced artificially, and digital prints. With models strutting down the catwalk to the beats of Nova Beats Do Brasil, the show was truly a samba of the senses.
VLOV Qingqing Wu
Qingqing Wu, one of China Fashion Week’s top 10 fashion designers for the past two years, featured four colour palettes in his collection, each representing a different feel, including:
– gray for “inner seduction”
– royal blue for “lightness”
– white for “hope”
– black for “confidence”
Wu says he was inspired by the letter “V” in the creation of his collection, which is all about sharp cuts, V-shapes and details, including asymmetric zippers. Not for the faint of heart, this collection fits well with the male urban warrior. Eye-catching and edgy, the collection was perfect for Wu’s New York Fashion Week debut. We will surely be seeing more of him in the coming years.
Hervé Léger’s tantalizing collection by designer Max Azria featured models draped in neutrals and black, complemented by gold and metal accents. The futuristic tone of the collection was further complemented by architectural influences, a touch of playfulness, and sparkling sexuality, all the more enhanced as models walked with dominance during the show.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week featured the Argentine Designers show at Lincoln Center with: Cardon, Cora Groppo, Daniela Sartori, Desiderata, Mariana Dappiano and Min Agostini. Mariana Dappiano had arguably the most invigorating collection out of the six designers, with a stylish and adventurous play on prints in all seven pieces featured.
The designers were selected by a jury of New York’s fashion editors and stylists, summoned by the Consulate General of Argentina, as stated in a brochure from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of the Argentine Republic.
Full report coming shortly.