Balinese goddesses and Hindu culture inspired Farah Angsana’s S/S 2010 collection, and it’s quite easy to see how – the airy silk fabrics, handcrafted beading and embroidery detail, draping and rich colors used were enough to make anyone feel like a goddess. The pieces ranged in color palette and style, each carrying an air of elegance and classic beauty.
Alexander Michael Snyder
The bold, bright colors, flowered hairpieces and plaits, sheer, flowing material, lace, and dramatic silhouettes including high collars and exaggerated shoulders featured in this collection brought to mind one thing: Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, whose paintings actually inspired Alexander Michael Snyder’s debut collection. His Kahlo aesthetic was incorporated into the collection and the runway show itself to bring about a romantic and mature collection that any woman would be crazy not to love.
Iodice’s breezy, relaxed collection captures the spirit of a leisurely seaside getaway. Using a muted color palette – champagnes, tans, whites, navys and even deep reds, lightweight silky fabrics, and (my personal favorite) — bold pearl necklaces, it should come to no surprise that this Brazilian label drew its inspiration straight from the ocean itself, and the clothing reflects that perfectly.
Anna Larson’s debut collection, Erro (meaning “stray” in Latin), will surely become the next big thing for edgy, urban chic, rock ‘n’ roll types everywhere. Leather, blacks, and grays, innerwear as outerwear, a grungy aesthetic and layerable loose-fitting clothing (while still sporting a feminine silhouette) make this collection effortlessly cool. I, for one, wanted to grab everything in sight – from a leather jacket to the Doc Martens the models were all sporting – to add to my ever-expanding wardrobe.