Influenced by a jellyfish’s ability to inspire tremendous awe as well as fear, Mandy Coon presented a collection that showcased this striking duality. In a combination of black, white and lush orange, her pieces were majestic and powerful, as well as beautiful. Her innovative designs were assembled using fringe, leather, and burlap giving them a rough feel, perfectly balanced by the flowing silk fabrics, flirty ruffles, and sheer detailing. The collection was uniquely whimsical, with each item more dazzling than the previous.
Billy Reid‘s Spring 2011 Men’s Collection truly embodied the characteristic charm of Southern Louisiana. Each outfit was effortlessly put together, with a mixture of different textures and materials. Tweed and plaid joined forces to create a casual, yet classically chic ensemble in tones of blue and brown. These layered looks were vintage inspired and versatile. With his combination of textured blazers, leather jackets, button up shirts, and classic trousers, this designer is truly one to keep on the radar!
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Former Project Runway contestant Daniel Vosovic began his show with a short film clip, a mysterious backwoods as the setting. A pulsating drum beat was heard, and the models began to move down the dirt-encrusted runway. Like the wilderness that helped to inspire the collection, the garments had a raw, natural quality about them. The textures were gritty and the colors were largely comprised of earth tones. There was a certain primitiveness to Daniel’s designs, yet, at the same time there was a marked sophistication in the feminine silhouettes and delicate draping.