I love fashion from an overview perspective of taking in an entire look in one fell swoop from the runway ‘sidelines,’ but more than that, I love being able to scrutinize and admire details up close to truly appreciate the artistry and design. I’m hoping you feel the same way too, and via my super duper lens on my camera, I was able to capture some great close-ups at runway shows and presentations. I’ve featured some commentary with each image; enjoy!
Amazing, luxe texture and saturated color in this fur vest, as well as in the lipstick and tinted hair at Carmen Marc Valvo
Jenny Packham proves that she can impart defined elegance to every day dressing, while dazzle with a high dose of sparkle for evening.
Packham again shows off her deft skill at the arranging of crystals and jewelry on garments; plus, I loved the simplicity of the tied bow in the hair (created by Jeannie Syfu of TRESemmé)
A favorite every season is always Mara Hoffman; great cuts and amazingly engineered prints, like the ‘cheetah skin’ pictured above, and in movement on the runway, below.
A close up while backstage of the amazing jewelry by Pamela Love found on the runway at Mara Hoffman, which perfectly fell in waves over the tousled tresses.
In Rafael Cennamo’s collection, everything was gold and incredibly ornate — close ups of the details do it justice, which had a slight 20’s vibe
Cennamo was inspired by the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles in creating this collection
The symmetry and colors of this Rafael Cennamo collection are a mastery of precision and cut.
Continuing with some heavy metal, gold pieces, the bracelets and hardware on this clutch at Monika Chiang are to die for!
A balance of the delicate and soft with the luxe, and warm –red-tinged fur allowed the caviar-like beading and embroidery details to peer out from this sheer dress, a big trend for fall 2013