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The stage for Sally LaPointe’s beautiful and melancholy collection was set with a black runway and pink neon lights running in the back – a familiar sight to any city dweller who has ambled into a bodega at night for a forgotten item while the city that never sleeps finally rests. Gauzy monochrome tuxedo dresses, silken rompers with plunging v-necks and lambskin layered dresses opened the show as the models wound down the square shaped runway to the sound of trancy electronica.

“Inspired by deli flowers. Invoking an enticing sadness.

A beautiful and dreary simplicity.”

 

Leather accessories made by Zana Bayne added the right amount of juxtaposition to the softer feel of the clothing, throwing angular necklaces and leather belts into the sea of organza. Texture was introduced in the form of organza accents and underlays paired with glossed shorts, striped jackets, and pebble crepe trousers. Tulip-shaped pleated skirts of glossed lambskin and organza were paired with structured tops and jackets – and then, the looks bloomed.

 Rounding out the collection were beautifully diaphanous and floral-inspired dresses and skirts, each flowing ethereally down the runway in a manner that only well crafted garments can. Golden yellows, rust oranges and black organza were tucked, pleated, and stitched into an eye-catching interpretation of the structure of flowers. The final walk-through was a snapshot of finding the beauty in the sometimes seedier aspect of an urban life.

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Nu-Mode´ Coverage Melody Burdette

Photographs Courtesy Of FIRSTVIEW