Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Disco 2011

Sequined asymmetrical dress at Leila Shams

While many of the designers I saw went for a more pared-down or minimalist aesthetic this season, somebody still needs to make outrageous party dresses for us professional party girls. Both Leila Shams and Norman Ambrose seemed to be swept up by the seventies disco-decadence of Studio 54, and their collections overflowed with rich colors, over-the-top embellishment, and flying feathers and fur. Norman Ambrose's take seemed more directly vintage inspired, with jewel and sequin adorned ensembles that wouldn't look out of place on young Bianca Jagger, or Mahogany-era Diana Ross (go rent the movie if you haven't already!). Leila Shams gave a more updated (and more downtown) take on the traditional slinky dress, incorporating her signature digital prints, which featured jewel-toned giant beetles, forests, and classical sculptures. None of these looks is really suited for everyday wear, but at a party, the last thing you want to do is blend in with the crowd.

Another sequined piece featuring images of statuary at Leila Shams

Digital print forest and beetle print dresses at Leila Shams

Plenty of sequins and fur at Norman Ambrose

A sequined gown with burn out ostrich trim at Norman Ambrose

Embroidered evening gowns at Norman Ambrose

Diana Ross- Theme from Mahogany


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little moon lover said...

it totally reminds me of the disco era and with those galaxy prints on some dresses it's just marvelous.. disco fever from space.. awesome, I love it!

Charles said...

oh wow! look at all those glamazons!


The Rock Junkie said...

I love, love, love the second to last dress. It kind of reminds me of a dress I saw by Laura Bennett on Project Runway.


Suzanne said...

Ahhh, i'd love me some hot pink mongolian wool, <3