Time & Place:
New York Fashion Week –
Thursday, February 12, 2009
THE ALTMAN BUILDING
The Chaos at the door fell into calm once everyone was allowed into the venue. The show was about 80% full. This designer has an impressive resume under his belt. He’s worked for Chanel and Versace and dressed such celebs as Sarah Jessica Parker and Beyonce. For his fall showing, he was wise to stick to a wearable chocolate brown and gray palette that could be mixed and matched a myriad of different ways.
He started right with a well fitting skinny men’s tweed suit accessorized with a fun brown leather aviator hat. For a more casual day there’s the cream cardigan with cable knit detail and the chunky brown chocolate brown hoodie bathrobe coat.
For the women, there was a sleek vented chocolate pantsuit with skinny legs chic enough to be worn for dinner out. Mr. Diran veered off course a bit with his smoke chiffon and satin pieces – the bustier worn over a white shirt looked too retro, as did the short Judi Jetson skirt.
Strongest were the simple shapes such as a sheath were punched up with interesting pleating detail at the collar..
While we liked the black and white cashmere dress, it would have been even better done in reverse, with the accent in black, resulting in slimmer looking hip.
BEST WOMEN’S PIECES: The high waisted pinstripe pant with flowing legs and a notched belt
BEST ACCESSORIES: tough motorcycle boots that were both sturdy and sleek.
To read more about Loris Diran’s work, visit the official website,