The show I saw last night was by designer Haleh Nematzadeh, who just started her collection in 2008, a couple years after she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Haleh launched her own line after successfully designing a collection for Patricia Field, and since then, her designs have been compared to brands Ashish and Jeremy Scott. To read more about Haleh, check out Coutorture’s exclusive interview.
I’ll be honest–I wasn’t expecting to love Haleh Nematzadeh’s collection. Her “sweet rock-and-roll plus high-fashion” designs seemed a bit too “rock-and-roll” and not quite “sweet” enough for my taste, especially with her generous use of fishnet tops from her “On The Fringe of My Spirit” collection.
When I went to the show, however, I was rocked off my socks. Haleh Nematzadeh shaved off just enough of that edge and softened the looks a bit without sacrificing any structure or pizzaz. Her creativity in the use of layers in both colors and fabrics gave the audience a whole new perspective on Haleh’s take on feminine fashion.
–Caroline Tseng, editor-in-chief of Street-Spotted
|Oh, but those are just words. See for yourself: