New York Fashion Week Fall ’10. Tony Cohen Drapes, Dazzles, and Delights.

February 14, 2010 • New York Fashion Week Fall '10

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Summary: If the Tony Cohen Fall' 10 runway should could be summed up into two words, it would have to be: luxe decadence. Sure those words could mean any number of things in terms of style, quality, or taste; but let it suffice to say this collection embodied the very essence of the term 'high fashion'. Perhaps the Dutch designer honed his appreciation for fine craftsmanship from his European roots, but the attention to detail in every piece was exquisite. He's a master of the current trend of draping, weaving fabric in and around itself and then fastening it to look like liquid.

His garments were simple in aesthetics, (as the photos will relay) but the richness and dimension in the silk chiffon, the organza, and the leather when seen in person was just breathtaking. His minimalist approached stood apart from other collections in the asymmetry, the sporadic use of jewels and feathers, and arguably the most memorable pieces—the sheer, embellished leggings and sleeve gloves. As they sparkled and glinted down the runway you could literally hear the gasps in the audience, a small yet artful gesture that served as the perfect complement to the clothing. The innovation of Tony Cohen that could be seen in this collection was enough to make me (and I'm sure I'm not the only one) truly excited for the next season of fashion.

Color Palette: gold, multi, black, brown, floral, white, leaf print, shadow, putty, silver, maroon, hunter green

Fabrics and Textures: wool, silk, jersey, cashmere, leather, lambskin, boucle, washed silk, polyester, organza, Mongolian lamb, Japanese polyester, shearling, suede, silk mesh, silk chiffon, cotton, velvet, silk chiffon, diamond, stone-detailed, embellished, draped, jeweled, pleated, vintage stone-detailed, hand-draped, jewel-embroidered, embroidered, stacked, hand-pleated, wrapped, raw-edged, reverse pleated

Key Looks: silk/wool minidress with vintage stone detail, jewel embroidered leggings, leather wrap belt, multi wool and cashmere jersey dress with leather belt, wool pleated dress with jeweled embroidered sleeve glove, wool boucle/silk trim jacket, bejeweled back silk/velvet asymmetrical tunic, multi-pleated Japanese polyester dress with leather sleeve gloves, silk mesh maxi sleeves, silk chiffon hand draped gown with embellished belt detail

-Alia Rajput

Photos: NY Mag

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One Response to New York Fashion Week Fall ’10. Tony Cohen Drapes, Dazzles, and Delights.

  1. Casquette says:

    Tony Cohen has certainly surpassed himself this time. I, especially, liked the grey one in the middle.

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