by Chase Michaels
Who says gowns have to be full of glitz and glam? Venexiana, the brand that originated rock-n-roll haute couture, did an amazing job of evolving the concept of eveningwear. When it comes to hairstyles, the trend of what I like to call the “royal twist” is appearing all over the runways this season, an updo that isn’t too “done,” inspired by 14th century coquettes and created for the brand backstage by Philip Pelusi.
The major trend, however, in the Venexiana show, was the revival of the open back gown. When it comes to this particular silhouette, keeping it modest and well fit in the front, and provocative in the back is key. Venexiana designer Kati Stern deftly worked to assure her cutouts complemented the flow of the gowns, as well as perfectly molded to the model’s figure. For evening wear with a definable twist, Venexiana is once again your go-to gal.