Summary: The haunting almost tomb-like stage marked the beginning of the Sally Lapointe Spring ’12 runway show. Walking through the large metal door, you were lead into a room that mimicked the feel of an abandoned church As the run of show leads, “… The Renwick Ruins, an abandoned smallpox hospital still standing on Roosevelt Island, NYC. Something that once was, a haunted romanticism, evoking memories of its past…”
The models had a look of bare essentials except for the dark purple lips that stood out on the face. Even the hair was pushed behind a wig cap, with only a small tuff of hair in the back resembling a flattened ponytail. This kept the ensembles front and center. The mix of chiffons and metallics brought a hard and soft feel to the collection, though keeping a bit of new wave with splashes of an almost neon yellow and powdered pinks. The bold shoulders and structured lines were also prominent in almost every piece of the collection, rounding out what could be known as an underground yet ethereal feeling.
Colors: black, pink, powder pink, green, nut, gray, yellow, champagne, gold metallic, silver
Fabrics & Textures: Italian tulle, crepe, calfskin, chiffon, silk, metallic, jersey, georgette, silk jersey, opalescent, neoprene, ultrasuede, brocade, shantung, microvelvet, stretch satin,
Key Looks: Black ultrasuede jacket, black Italian tulle and ultrasuede pants; Gray metallic silk brocade jacket, gray metallic chiffon top and gray lacquered jersey skirt; Silver metallic brocade jacket and silver microvelvet dress
– Taneisha Jordan
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