NY Fashion Week Fall ’08. Verrier and Faberge. Wrapped Up in a Red Swarovski Ribbon

February 2, 2008 • New York Fashion Week Fall '08






Summary: Peter Faberge, the famous Russian jeweler, was the inspiration behind Verrier’s Fall 2008 collection. But instead of each ensemble being decked out in crystals, pastels, and gold detailing, Verrier toned down the expected opulence with bohemian stylings and 19th-century silhouettes. Each look was very elegant with an innocent and almost naive flair with red ribbons around the waistlines and bows sewn into the fabric of a tweed dress or holding up the models’ curled hair. Thankfully, Verrier also stayed away from an all-black collection, which seems to be the trend this season. Her colors featured the creams, pinks and browns that one would expect from the typical bohemian attire–but her delicate pleats, satin fabrics, and Swarovski detailing made her collection anything but peasant.

Color Palette: chocolate brown, tea, blush, powder, kir, wheat, frost, blossom, midnight, dusk, coal, white

Textures & Details: taffeta, mohair, tweed, crinkled chiffon, quilting, cashmere, organza, wool crepe, satin, silk velvet, mohair, polka dot, felt

Key Looks: double-faced herringbone, cocoon skirts, metallic chiffon cocoon shift, side bows, gigot sleeves, pin-tuck camisole, chain stitching in Swarovski details, jacquard prints, floral details, silk faille high-waisted wide-legged trousers, quilted cuffs and necklines, pleat coat with fox collar

Photos: New York Magazine

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