Sunday, February 26, 2012
NYFW Runway Review: Farah Angsana Fall 2012
The Farah Angsana Fall 2012 collection exuded exactly the type of luxury that the young jet set socialite might demand. Opulence, sparkle and drama dominated the runway - this is not clothing for the faint of heart or for those who like to hide in a corner at an event. If fashion should be about empowering a woman to feel beautiful and glamorous - Farah Angsana has found strength in what she knows best. Afterall the designer caters to women who like herself travel the world and you could see hints of the global influence in the kaftans to flamenco flounces.
And while there were definitely some covered up pieces - they were form fitting as to still show off the figure. Black, cream and pewter day wear opened the show but was soon replaced by by a parade of glittering cocktails and evening gowns in vibrant jewel tones like fiery orange, ruby red, violet, sapphire and emerald.
Skirt lengths were either mini, flouncy to the knee or flowing full length dresses that billowed into a soft swirl of fabric as models rounded the runway. And while earlier in the runway show garments revealed sheer panels and thigh high slits for the confidant woman, nothing prepared me for the finale garment that was sheer from the waist down save for some very strategic placement of glittery sequins. Think I wasn't the only one because I could hear the gasps and oohs from all around me.
A collection for the confidant woman who is not afraid to sparkle in a crowd.