Saturday, 18 February 2012

COLLECTION| Elisa Palomino AW12

Inspired by Florine Stettheimers book of poems "crystal flowers" Elisa Palomino conjured up an avant garde sisterhood. With a hint of rendezvous and forbidden in the air (perfumes), the imposing silence and the anticipation built a haunting atmosphere.

As choir like song ascended on the complimenting surroundings of the hall, the scene was set. A flurry of pink and purple parlor gowns and dresses in classic floor lengths mixed with floaty kimono style sleeves, and exposed backs gave a 20's /30's New York feel.  A choice cut of silk and velvet, mixed with chiffon and brocade burnouts fused with Exotic floral prints took you on a Shanghai Safari.
A small interval of black, with an even smaller feature of classic bold leopard print. Further along the journey, an intentional clash of colour introduced vibrant orange into the mix. Accessorised with large floral head pieces and netted veils.
Make-up reminiscent of a geisha, Included a pale base strong pink and purple cheeks, with a slim high definition glossy brow. The hair was that of fluorescent flapper style finger waves varying shades of flamingo pink and classic purple.

Louis Driver VFS Contributor

Victoria Fura VFS Contributor

Illustrations by Joshua Osborn

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