[Images via Pamella Roland]
Pamella Roland’s Fall 2015 collection’s motif was a smoking hot trip to Paris, circa 1970. She credited inspiration from Alicia Drake’s The Beautiful Fall, a journalist’s account of the sumptuous lives of Yves St. Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, as young designers in France living loudly in one of the sexiest decades ever. Models at Roland’s show were sent down the runway in sky-high go-go boots, short hemlines, and sporting big, luscious locks.
For the first time, billowing black pants (opposed to a dress) started the show, followed by evening looks in dark palette with a heavy jacquard chinoiserie theme. For the more casual of looks, a jeweled crewneck sweater and suede miniskirt embodied the rich, earthy, je ne se quoi as one of the favorite looks from the collection. Further styled with caged veil fascinators and smoky eyes, the sensuality and mystery transported us just for a moment to Paris in the 70’s. Now that’s always a good idea.