Elegant evening wear was the name of the game at this show. Fitted billowing gowns with high slits in bright colors with cascading shades, mixed with black and white structured dresses and separates dominated the runway. The fabrics varied from light chiffon to heavy leather. The collection got its edge from the geometrical head pieces showcased by some of the models.
Entitled “Second Skin” this was the second collection for the young designer. It was inspired by wildlife and used natural materials, light and transparent fabrics, and lots of animal prints. The whole collection could be characterized by strong color and design that uses more and more fabric as you reach the bottom. As evident from this show animal prints remain a strong trend for the next season.
The Brazilian-born designer was one of the few to show men’s-wear. His outrageous sports-wear line was bursting with: stripes, flowers, animal prints, tie-dye, and color-blocking. The designs were a lot to take in alone but the extravagant headpieces added to the feeling of being overwhelmed. The clothes seemed out of date but the models wearing them were certainly just right.
This was an event held to help raise money for the Israeli Gay Youth organization. Various designers donated their cloths to help raise funds. It was a fun runway show and an exciting party. This was not about the fashion but about helping out those who need it.