Luminaa NYC proudly presents its Fall 2011 collection. The inspiration came from the 7 book series “The Dark Tower” by Stephen King. Designer Dorothy Williams, a Texas native, says the book spoke to her since the theme of “The Dark Towers” is a blend of the Wild West with contemporary times.
This collection uses western elements such as fringe, tooled leather and lace, which can be seen in each piece. Luminaa’s muse is the modern gunslinger living a place where the world has moved on. Her weapon of choice is her creativity wearing maxi dresses and mid length skirts in warm hues.
See the new fall collection in the slide show below.
About The Brand:
Luminaa is a New York based contemporary collection founded in 2008. The brand is designed for the woman who radiates from within. Lumina’s collection of dresses and skirts posess a soft architectural style that emphasizes timeless beauty, and an edgy modernity. In September 2010, Luminaa made its runway debut at the New Face of Fashion event at the Hiro Ballroom. Lumina also participated in “Fashion’s Night out” at Brooklyn’s favorite Goddess House Beauty and Spa. Designer Dorothy Williams’ states that — “The woman who wears Luminaa is intelligent, confident and possesses an understated sexiness.” Dorothy creates clothes that offer comfortable elegance which accentuates a woman’s body in a refined way.
About the Designer:
Founder and Designer Dorothy Williams is the child of immigrant parents from Liberia West Africa. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island and was raised in Fort Worth, TX. Dorothy studied at Texas Woman’s University and obtained her master’s at Fashion Institute of Technology for Museum Studies. Working as a technical designer in the fashion industry, Dorothy has well over 10 years. Her experience has taught her the importance of fit and comfort as well as style. She attributes her training as the impetuous for creating Luminaa. As a student at Texas Women’s University, Dorothy designed a gown for a relative of President Bill Clinton for his 2nd Presidential Inaugural Ball in 1997. Her story was featured in the “Dallas Morning News”, “Denton-Record Chronicle” and TV show “Good Morning Texas”.