By Kristina Marino of The Downtown Diaries
I had never heard of Loris Diran until I received the invite for the show, but was all about covering emerging designers. Loris Diran premiered his collect at the Bowery Hotel and I must say, the Bowery Hotel is a great space for a fashion show. I was so dead from my first night of Fashion Week, that I barely made it to the 12PM show, and thankfully I did because this was one of the best collections I saw all week!
Alex McCord, Simon Van Kempin, Ester Nash, Idashio, Derek Warburton, and Rosemary Pamtra were all front row and I believe Alex McCord is a personal friend of the designer. The show itself was quite lovely, a very well put together collection that showed us everything from day wear to evening wear for men and women (love me some male model eye candy!)
I was digging the hair and makeup on the female models – messy up-dos and dark lips – it added a little edge to a more professional collection. The looks varied from tailored suits to sophisticated dresses to formal wear in cream, black, and copper.
The thing I liked best about Diran’s presentation was he showed us 30+ very different and unique looks. There were no two pieces that resembled each other, yet the collection still had overall consistency and synonymous look and feel. There were def a few “wow” pieces – all in the formal wear department as well in addition to the wool, military-style trench coat that seems to be burned in my brain.
Loris Diran is not a designer to sleep on, I’m so glad I had the opportunity to preview this collection. I highly recommend checking him out and seeing what he has in store for Spring/Summer – I’m already looking forward to it!!![All photos courtesy of Sandy Ramirez]