Verlaine SS12, designed by Javier Garcia and Christine Dow, has got to be one of the prettiest collections I’ve seen in a long while. The collection looks like a post-apocalyptic spring of cool, neutral tones and tailored fabric blended with a feminine sexuality. The draping and subtle details really make the eyes move across the garments. I can’t wait to see what these talented designers do next.
On Fashions Night Out, I went to the Kenton Magazine party at Rolando Santana’s studio in the Garment District. While there I got to meet and chat up the designer. Rolando was very nice and humble, but I can also say that he is very talented too. As I looked around the studio, I saw many garments that caught my eye, including a few dresses.
Fast forward towards the end of fashion week, and I received an invite to his show via a friend who couldn’t make it. I was so happy fate brought me to the show. Exit Studios was packed to the brim. I mean it was really crowded with people. I had to wait in a line that was wrapped around the building just to get in.