The evening wear Maestro, Naeem Khan never fails to delight, dazzle, and surprise. The inspiration for his spring 2012 collection was actress Ava Gardner in The Barefoot Contessa, and costume designer Edith Head. Richly embellished detailed gowns, and vibrant hues of yellow, lilac and bright pink mesmerized us as the models walked down a mirrored runway, emerging as if from a desert mirage. Metallic fabrics and embroideries were used masterfully. More restrained from his fall 2010 collection, we are witnessing a style that is distinctively that of Mr. Khan’s.
View images from the collection in the slideshow below. Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn
Joy Cioci’s Spring 2012 collection was a one very colorful dream. This year’s inspiration “a free-spirited woman in pursuit of love” bounced delightfully on svelte figures of models on stage. The soft, pastel colors were alluring calls from the sun-soaked beach of an island off the coast of Mediterranean. All of the pieces retained their luxuriousness, yet effortlessly weaved in fine touches such as V-neck frills and translucent shirt sleeves. No details were overlooked in this collection, including the whimsical, slightly messy hair-do and stunning latticework featured on nails. The collection was a celebration of being a free woman, not afraid to show off her femininity and bold enough to embark on a new journey to find her true love.
— Vela-Susan Park.
See images from the collection in the slideshow below
Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn