Designer Dish. Toni Francesc Plans a Flight of the Phoenix.

February 2, 2011 • Fashion, Fashion Shows, Yahoo


One of the many shows we're anticipating during the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York is the Fall/Winter 2011 collection of Toni Francesc. The collection, entitled GARUDÀ, is Francesc's interpretation of the Phoenix, an eagle-sized bird with red plumage that burns in its own flames only to rise from its ashes every 500 years. The Phoenix has long been presented as a symbol of rebirth, immortality and renewal. The collection provides an into insight to each phase ranging from the fire to the ashes.


GARUDÀ promises to be a collection that is focused on fire; its luminous and incandescent colors are the protagonists of the collection: intense golds, oranges and reds are the focus. The energy of the fire brings in ash grays and blacks and are combined with fabrics and silhouettes that represent the combustion and reemergence of the Phoenix. Garments are composed of luscious silks and wools. Generous, straight forms are combined with volumes that nip in at the waist and hug the body in clean lines that trace the female figure.


Francesc is at the forefront of breaking international markets for the world of Spanish designers and will continue to be successful this upcoming season. His show will take place at Lincoln Center on Saturday, February 12, 2011, in The Studio at 9:00 p.m. This will be the fourth season Francesc will show his collection during New York Fashion Week and we are sure it will be as beautifully moving as the others.

-Alia Rajput

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