The Iodice Spring/Summer 2010 Collection was presented at an intimate setting in a fabulous penthouse suite of the Morgans Hotel. Complimentary champagne, gorgeous models and outdoor garden terraces overlooking the New York skyline were the perfect setting for this sensual and feminine collection. The glamorous and sexy silhouettes personified luxury at first glance. This season was inspired by all things beautiful by the sea like pearls, shells, the movement of sand and seaweed. Maybe you wouldn’t think of seaweed as beautiful, but Iodice made it sexy, (actually, it looked more like snakeskin print. Like I always say, when in doubt throw in some animal print and call it a day). Beautiful high quality embellishments with precious detail added a classy glitz to the monochromatic collection along with statement necklaces and chunky bracelets made of pastel pearls and metallic flowers. The yummy skyscraper high suede shoes were also created by the designer. Creams, and nudes were the dominant color scheme, save for a small mini collection of dresses in navy and red georgette that showcased Iodice’s elegant and fluid drapery technique. Other rich fabrics used included silk jersey and a lightweight lamb suede that almost melted to the touch like butter. This collection was a beautiful harmony between warm, earthy tones accented with cool, breezy, adornments and delicate embellishments. A sexy day at the beach, or if we were in Brazil, everyday. Valdemar Iodice who hails from Sao Paolo has a specific woman in mind. “The Iodice woman”, he says, “is a sophisticated jet-setter, a confident cosmopolitan woman who fuses passion for life with a sense of style”. This family run business started in 1987 and is a well-know brand in his country. Iodice captures the essence of the Brazilian woman, and wouldn’t we all love to be Brazilian? (Adriana Lima, Giselle Bunchen, Alessandra Ambrosio…’nuff said).
– Maria Giannakakis
Photos © Stevyn Llewellyn
Designer Haleh Nematzadeh presented her Spring 2010 collection at the Morrison Hotel Galery in New York City. Bright hues, a rock and roll sensibility mixed with architectural shapes were the highlights, and closed with a glow-in-the-dark finale.
See her collection at Halehnematzadeh.com
Photos of the show © Stevyn Llewellyn 2009
As Modern Glossy gears up to cover the Spring 2010 runway shows, we give you a sneak peek at some of the designer’s clothing lines. We were given this great sketch by Cesar Galindo, and some quotes from the designer about what to expect from his new collection.
Galindo states, “The current moment dictates original design desires and my clientele expects pieces which take them places and allows them to be feminine, beautiful, captivating and not basic at this point in time. They seek looks, which are classic, forward, and filled with fantasy. Fantasy is part of the modern movement currently at hand and I intend to reflect on it with this collection”.
The Spring 2010 collection will consist of tailored cocktail dresses, gowns & suitings with the signature Galindo touch.
Modern Glossy was presented with a sketch from Rebecca Taylor’s upcoming spring 2010 Collection, along with a sneak peek of what to expect from the show. Her Spring collection explores urban femininity. The Rebecca Taylor woman works, lives and plays in the city. Tall printed sandals and structural stretch dresses evocative of architecture are softened with corset-inspired bustiers and fun printed skirts. The Rebecca Taylor girl likes to wear her boyfriend’s blazers and soft, sporty cashmere sweaters thrown over tiny leather skirts.
Spring 2010 utilizes a playful pallate of colors, prints and textures. Intense shades of apple reds, bright pinks, electric blues, and retro jades contrasted with desert tans and soft oranges. The Silhouette is sharper than older seasons with strong shoulders and a new silhouette with an emphasis on the waist that enhances the look The Rebeca Taylor girl craves.
Gottex sent us a few sketches of what to anticipate for the new spring 2010 collection. They announced that American shoe designer Lisa F. Pliner has been selected by Molly Grad, head of design for
international swim and beach wear brand Gottex, to create shoes for the upcoming show. “With swimwear the shoe is essential”, says
Grad. “The shape of the shoe affects the silhouette of the body. I feel Lisa’s work is both sensual and modern.”
Lisa F. Pilner states, “I was delighted when I was contacted by Molly to create the footwear for her debut runway show. Living in Miami I totally understand Molly’s idea of creating swimwear that is
so chic that it can be worn as ready-to-wear. We were fortunate enough to have met in person to start our collaboration together”.
These new styles will make their debut September 14th.