The Glitz of Jenny Packham, the Organics of Toni Francesc and Lulu Frost’s Modern Pioneers at New York Fashion Week Spring 2011

23 Sep

Belatedly….from Fashion Pulse Daily

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Jenny Packham

No stranger to the red carpet, Jenny Packham brought a new twist on old Hollywood glam at her Spring 2011 show. Sequins, shimmer, sparkle, and soft shades swayed down the catwalk, evoking opulent Grecian goddesses paying Earth a visit. Mere mortals with nary a paparazzi-flocked event to attend can nonetheless enjoy Packham’s creations. Her gowns were interspersed with gauzy jumpsuits and tailored trousers, perfect for when you want to make lunch with the girls an occasion.

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Lulu Frost

Laid out like an exhibit at the Museum of Natural History, the models at the Lulu Frost Spring 2011 presentation were far from the dowdy, frantic-looking pioneers you envision hitching a ride west on the wagon. Instead, they channeled Christina Hendricks’ “Joan Holloway” on a Mad Men business trip to New Mexico. Turquoise meshed with pearls and Native American-inspired headpieces were given a contemporary feel with crystals and chains. Could designer Lisa Salzer set a trend if Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce opens an office out west?

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Toni Francesc

Spanish designer Toni Francesc has translated the light and feel of the forest into an earthy, organic assembly that he fittingly called “Urban Forest”. Wooden jewelry that curved around necks and wrists like the bouts of a violin served as ideal accents to the ethereal, liquid dresses. Francesc concentrated largely on natural colors such as beige, gray, and white, which he then infused with the brights – the blues, the yellows, and the corals — much like what nature will offer up in the spring.



P.S. the featured post image is my fave Jenny Packham look. So hot!


One Response to “The Glitz of Jenny Packham, the Organics of Toni Francesc and Lulu Frost’s Modern Pioneers at New York Fashion Week Spring 2011”


  1. It’s a rap….on Fashion Week « Strangers Have the Best Candy - October 2, 2010

    […] that made me gasp: Christian Siriano, Nanette Lepore, Carolina Herrera, the Argentine Designers, Toni Francesc, Lulu Frost, Cushnie et Ochs and Jenny Packham are just some of the standout […]

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