Summary: The ‘soft iridescent color palette and fluid ripples of
nature’s shells were the source of inspiration for Carmen Marc Valvo
according to his program. The designer is known for his signature
shutter pleating which is universally flattering. Valvo understands how to properly showcase a woman’s figure and it’s not by adding a lot of extra frills and appliques. His work is best when he sticks to a single color, but plays with texture. He showcased some of his best work for spring ’08.
Color Palette: pearl, oyster, shell, and, cerulean, navy, coral, chocolate, silver and black
Textures & Details: raw silk, organza, suede, tiered lace, silk
chiffon, silk organza, silk matlasse, silk gazar, silk/cotton,
cashmere/lurex, tropical wool, pleated ribbon, ruffles, corset, pinstripe cropped and cuffed pants, tiered
Key Looks: oyster ruffled sleeve silk maltlasse cocktail dress; coral twisted oneshoulder swimsuit; chocolate rucshed midriff two-piece swimsuit; shell pleated ribbon applique one-shoulder cocktail dress; silver sand pleated metallic lace tiered gown; coral silk gazae ruffled gown; oyster cashmere/lurex ruffled knit top with a navy pleated metallic lace tiered skirt; navy silk/cotton mariner’s jacket with an oyster pleated silk tulle tiered gown; cerulean pleated ribbon applique gown; pearl pleated ribbon applique gown.