Monday, February 21, 2011

Bill Blass Fall 2011 RTW Review

Bill Blass Fall 2011 RTW
Designer, Jeffrey Monteiro presented his second collection for Bill Blass in at intimate setting at popular NYC restaurant, the Monkey Bar.  Montiero drew inspiration from Blass's Fall 1970 collection and developed pieces that were classic, sophisticated, and had a modern twist.  Montiero explained, "I was really interested in mixing textures.  If something is light, then the question becomes, okay, how do you ground this?"  This playing with textures became obvious in outfits that looked as if they could float from day into night.  The color scheme was black, white, and red, which Montiero said was, "meant to give strength, but also give an ease to the collection."  The models were styled with Philip Crangi jewelry, Manolo Blahnik heels, and Albertus Swanepoel fedoras.  Do you think this collection could be a revival for Bill Blass?

I love the subtlety of the slit that shows white silk underneath

A very clear demonstration of texture play with a chunky knit turtleneck that is paired with a flowy long skirt
Another example of texture play as the all black lace transforms into just a plain black dress

Fur on top of silk...what an outfit

What do all of you fashionistas out there think of this collection?  I love to read your comments!

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