Sitting just a few seats away from the late Zelda Kaplan, I watched the Joanna Mastroianni fashion show and was distracted by the commotion of the respected socialite’s untimely demise. The news that centered Kaplan’s death unfortunately took the spotlight away from a much deserved, and under-publicized successful new collection from Mastroianni.
Zac Posen’s Fall 2012 Collection was definitively Eastern in its influence. The parade of gowns worn by recognized top models, were distinctly themed with embroidery, origami folds, and oriental draping.
Held at The Studio at Lincoln Center, Zang Toi’s Fall 2012 Runway “Glamour at GSTAAD” showcases luxurious fabrics and fine tailoring. Can you say “white for winter?” the collection started out in white and had long coats for men, cocktail dresses with fur etching, wide-legged pants, sweaters and coats with silver rhinestones.
The Stage at Lincoln Center had a hum of anticipation as the audience waited for the first model to come out the gate at the Vera Wang fashion show. Known for her impressive silhouettes and depth of colors, fabric, appliqués, and “just always gets it right” sense of style, Vera Wang has been creating winning collections since her very first collection all those years ago.
During Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, designer Mimi Plange showcased her collection entitled “Labrynth” at a 5th Avenue penthouse with breathtaking views. This private residence was the ideal setting for Plange’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. The elegant presentation boasted art installations, a classical violinist, and beautifully poised set design.
Mathieu Mirano showed in New York for the very first time at The Box at Lincoln Center last February. His was a presentation full of Chinese inspirations and bold colors of red and shiny gold; other colors consisted of more muted tones ranging from browns, blacks, and blues.
Held at the EYEBEAM Atelier in New York City, designer Rolando Santana recaptured the mood of the 70s by his variety of sequins, silk lamé, and modern embroideries.
Click the below images to see the Mila Hermonovski Runway Fall 2012 During Style Fashion Week LA, which showed at Vibiana. Photographed by Arun Nevader. (Images not viewable on IE.)
Mila Hermonovski from Project Runway Season 7 and the first season of Project Runway-All Stars premiered a new collection during Fall/Winter 2012 LA Fashion Week. Mila has an impressive background of assisting Calvin Klein as a design assistant. This show was Mila’s chance to prove herself to the Los Angeles market again. Did she prove herself in the end? Well, yes and no.
The evening’s full-on, multidimensional production is one we still talk about to this day—about a month later. For those who have not attended a Project Ethos event, consider it the beautiful, collision site of fashion, art, and music. It is also the epicenter of inspiration for fashion professionals, including myself.