Summary: Recession, what? You would never have guessed the economy is in the toilet since Pamella Roland's Fall 2009 Collection was filled with furs and jeweled encrusted gowns. The designer's inspiration was a modern interpretation of the Imperial Russian Guilded Age and the art of Faberge and the Russian Master Goldsmiths. Roland is known for her exquisite attention to detail, lush fabrics and rich textures. In her latest collection of goods, she did no different. While her sportswear was lovely, this designer really gleamed in her assortment of eveningwear. Silks and velvet with gorgeous detail trims graced the runway in a mixture of colors that were good enough to eat: raspberry, cranberry, blueberry, and grape. The common silhouette was body conscious and semi-structured with clean lines and crisp shoulders. Beautiful fur trims and paillette emebellishments were a personal favorite. More specifically, the black sateen plunging back gown with the diamondique chain. Does it really get any sexier than that?
Color Palette: Black, charcoal, berry, rose, winter white, raspberry, cranberry, silver, amethyst, grape, burgundy, blueberry, navy, sapphire, chartreuse, gold, ebony caviar, hot raspberry, emerald, ruby red, platinum
Textures & Details: Silk, velvet, chiffon, wool, mohair, mongolian lamb, cashmere, lace, jersey, lambskin, mink, fox fur, goat suede, denim, sateen, organza, jacquard, paisley, flannel, embroidery, paillettes, pinstripes, prints, plaid
Key Looks: Winter white ribbed cardigan, black/white folk printed blouse, black silk velvet slim pants; black sateen chiffon graphic embroidered shift dress; black silk chiffon asymmetrical draped bustier, black sateen plunging back gown; black organza lame ribbon stripe skirt with fox hem; jewel embroidered and fur cuffs
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