We have all heard the adage ‘Save the best for last’ and in the case of the Verlaine Spring/Summer 2011 runway show – the saying rang true. The last show of the FW season that I attended was in Chelsea at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
International fashionistas gathered as the Verlaine atelier revealed their beautiful Spring / Summer 2011 collection with a classic runway show which featured musical direction by glam-rock artist and DJ, Peaches.
The collection’s pieces contoured the body with the most natural fibers such as silk crepe de chine and cotton poplin. Simplistic yet structured construction of the fabric brought an elegant architectural element to the sharp silhouettes. Infused with electric tie dye shades of blue which bled across dark spaces, the collection demonstrated an edgy look, both unique and elegant.
Pool side shifts creatively transformed into free flowing gowns for the evening. Meticulously detailed jackets with art deco motifs flowed off the shoulders with panache and strength. The drifter-chic collection is bound to invoke the wanderer in all who are looking to get lost in the world’s adventures.
Guests included fashion editors from Vogue editions as far away as Russia and Japan, to clothes designing (Rag & Bone) artists, like Todd DiCiurcio, who after the show said “Verlaine launched spring juxtaposing tie dye with heavy woven nets, to create allure that makes you feel that for every fish in the sea, this is the most attractive tackle.” Other celebrity and fashion authority attendees sitting front row were celebrity stylist, Derek Warburton; Tommy Hilfiger PR Director, Megan DiCiurcio; Countess Luann de Lesseps; Lexi Bryan, who recently married Bon Jovi keyboard player, David Bryan, who attended the after party but missed the show because his studio recording session ran late; Kim Ann Foxman from Hercules & Love Affair; Housingworks’ board of director, Joseph Miceli-Magnone; Channel 11 reporter, Thalia Patillo; Brazilian model, Maria Helena Vianna; N.Y. Sartorialist, Michael Cress; Silvia Prada and Simon VanKempen.