Tuesday, February 21, 2012
NYFW Presentation: Lorena Sarbu Fall 2012
Waking up on a Sunday morning is always a challenge and hauling myself to Lincoln Center for 10:30am from Brooklyn took a bit of convincing but once I arrived I was pleasantly surprised by Lorena Sarbu's collection of glamorous special occasion frocks that would look perfectly at ease on any Hollywood red carpet.
While the silhouettes aren't ground breaking the interesting treatments of beading and illusion panels slim the figure by nipping in the waist or sides. Sequin, feathers and tulle in rich jewel tones and neutrals were well balanced and although a whole lot of glitter - not at all gaudy.
Necklines were bateau, plunging, sweetheart or one shoulder while skirts were either a mini, a column or a fishtail silhouette.
Aside from a bold lip, make-up was soft and natural and paired back well to the loosely tousled curls in low slung ponytails creating a woman that is elegant and thankfully not too done up. Nails were an interesting opaque putty color that paired back well to the nudes of the dresses looking simultaneously natural and unusual.
My standout faves are the beaded halter dress in nude with the radiating bugle beads, the nude fishtail dress with the black netting & beads and finally the red bateau above with the lace inset panels.
It is no wonder that Lorena Sarbu already has a following in Hollywood - the collection is classy old school glamor that screams screen siren.