New York Fashion Week Fall ’10. Georges Chakra Pushes The Limit

February 13, 2010 • New York Fashion Week Fall '10

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Summary: Bows ties, satin, lace, ruffles, illusion…Ready for cocktails? Georges Chakra pushed excessiveness to the limit and came close to going over the top but stayed within bounds. The result of the Edition George Chakra Fall 2010 Collection was a wide selection of short dresses, suites, tuxedo looks as well as his classic breathtaking gowns for any dressy occasion. The coquettish short wool dresses with black tuxedo grosgrain bows were classic, the plunging backs of dresses with an illusion star shape cutouts were amazing, and his peplum suits were extreme and flattering. His pajama pant ensembles were quite the opposite. They looked sloppy and a bit like a Mrs. Claus costume, and were the only risk he took that failed.

Chakra's most innovative designs were in some "reverse" tuxedo looks where some dresses and jackets had plunging lapels on the backs and buttons that were placed perfectly at the small of the back. But this woman did not look backwards, she was right on target. The shimmering, beaded, and intensely red hot gowns are not meant for wall flowers. Look out!

Color Palette: black, silver, red, wedgewood blue, gold, copper, grey, mink

Fabrics & Textures: wool, double faced wool, cracked wool tweed, crepe, gabardine, lace, satin, crushed satin, crinkled velvet, sequins, distressed glaze, lame, beading, tulle, nude illusion, ruffles, back collars, grosgrain

Key Looks: Wedgewood blue gabardine cocktail dress with black grosgrain; Silver sequined and beaded asymmetrical dress with nude inserts; Black crepe reversed tuxedo cocktail dress; Black long sleeve layered and crinkled satin cocktail dress with nude side and back; Red chiffon gown with beaded cummerbund and beaded tulle bodice.

—Carol Calacci

Photos: WWD

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One Response to New York Fashion Week Fall ’10. Georges Chakra Pushes The Limit

  1. Annie says:

    beautiful dresses! I would wear any one of them!

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