Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY Fall ’11. Behnaz Sarafpour’s Greatest Hits

February 13, 2011 • New York Fashion Week Fall '11, Yahoo






Summary: In celebration of the ten year anniversary since Behnaz Sarafpour showed her first collection, she decided to give us the 'best of' or her greatest hits. I for one was grateful she chose 'The Box' at Lincoln Center to present her collection so I could walk around and study the garments up close at my own pace. Sarafpour's tailoring and unusual materials arranged in unusual ways are what should be admired. The color palette was extremely muted (think blacks and greys), but in the different fabrics and manipulations, it works. My favorites were the grey/powder blue pleated gown, which was beautifully draped, and the two-tone gown with a bodice of lace that looked like matchsticks. I had to congratulate the designer on the way out. I can't wait to see what she does the next ten years.

Color Palette: cream, powder blue, gray, charcoal, black

Fabrics & Textures: crepe de chine, mattellasse, pleated georgette, organic wool jersey, merino shearling, knit, double knit, handknit, sequins, tweed, leather, stretch leather, matchstick guipure

Key Looks: charcoal wool crepe capelet trench with black leather & knit pants; tweed double knit capelet jacket with tweed double knit slim pants; grey pleated georgette wrap top gown; charcoal matchstick guipure gown.

-Lauren Dimet Waters

Photos: Second City Style

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