Charles & Ron SS 2016 for the Nolcha Shows at NYFW

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a shining beacon transporting the wearer to a sunnier, happier place—Pantone

I have been following Charles & Ron for a while now, so I was very excited and flattered to be invited to their SS 2016 collection for Nolcha Fashion Week. The pair showcased their collection on September 13th 2015 at Pier 59 Studios with the Nolcha shows which are held during New York Fashion Week. The show took place in the evening and luckily it had cooled off a bit. The Pier 59 Studios are located at Chelsea Studios and is stones throw from the High Line Park. Not wanting to do a repeat performance of the last event I attended in which I attempted to take public transportation in ninety degree weather—this time around I was taking a car service. I was bit stressed about this as I have a bit of a taxi phobia, I just don’t feel in control and find the whole hailing a cab, giving directions thing a bit overwhelming and annoying. But my coworker convinced me to try Uber, which I had considered before but always envisioned it as being another ordeal with a pitfall of problems. But, I must say, it was a completely seamless and pleasant experience and I will certainly be using this car service again. So needless to say I arrived to the show in plenty of time and was cool and collected. Unlike last time when I was an irritated, sweaty and frazzled mess.

After waiting for about twenty minutes we were escorted to our seats, and I was lead to the second row—not bad right? With my phone at the ready I waited excitedly for the show to begin. With load throbbing dance music, the models took to the stage and revealed an eye catching and refreshing collection. Based in Malta, Charles & Ron cite their home country and heritage as major influences in their work. For the SS 2016 the collection featured a striking graphical motif that is based on the traditional Maltese fishing boat known as the “Luzzu”. When the Luzzu is at sea, an evil eye fights off the bad spirits and this evil eye could be seen featured in a pattern on a number of pieces.

The palette also reflected the Mediterranean influence in Buttercup Yellow, Granda Sky Blue and Tangerine Orange and was balanced by crisp black and white and a soft sand color. The Charles & Ron color palette was even included in the Pantone 2016 color forecast in which they described the signature yellow color for this collection as “a shining beacon transporting the wearer to a sunnier, happier place.” Flouncy frocks in retro cuts and flowing feminine maxi dresses and bell sleeved mini dresses in silk satin and viscose Crepe swished down the runway in striking patterns with ruffled trim and sleeve details. Color blocking, stripes, and abstract patterns dominated with solids noticeably absent. Also included in the collection are hand-crafted leather bags with a stand out being a lovely yellow and black clutch with a striking triangle detail that was also repeated in a number of the belts. From the sunny yellow to the flowing feminine silhouettes to dreamy ruffle details, this is a beautiful collection of distinction and grace.

Photos courtesy of Nolcha Shows

XOXO
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22 Comments
  • Rachelle
    September 21, 2015

    the prints are stunning and I’m in love with the first mini dress.

    xo
    PinkSole

  • Jackie Harrison
    September 21, 2015

    WOW to the last dress this fashion runway is outstanding.

  • Monica
    September 21, 2015

    Gorgeous collection! Thanks for sharing Allie!:)
    xxM
    http://sunstreetbymonica.blogspot.com

  • misslovelyattitude
    September 21, 2015

    wow, this is pretty amazing 🙂 the shades and shapes are unique 🙂
    http://lovelyattitude.com
    http://www.youtube.com/c/MissLovelyAttitude

  • Marie
    September 21, 2015

    Wow, what a beautiful collection. That last gown is amazing!!

  • Rowena
    September 21, 2015

    I really like their use of color blocking and the prints are so eye catching as well. Glad to hear that your transportation to this show was drama-free. I still have yet to try Uber.

  • Shireen L. Platt
    September 21, 2015

    Lucky you to be invited to attend and yes, second row is brilliant! I love how this collection is influenced by their heritage and the pieces are very wearable too. Being a beauty blogger I also took note of the makeup, it’s nice to see dewy face is still going strong.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • K / House of KTS
    September 21, 2015

    I am so loving this show. I love the color combinations and I am loving the silhouettes as well. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this Allie.

    K / KTS
    http://www.houseofkts.com

  • Danielle
    September 21, 2015

    I’m glad you had a good experience with the Uber transportation. I have not tried that service yet. I usually walk to work and take the metro to go to other places. I like the colorful patterns of this collection. Have a great week!

    http://www.spring2spring.com

  • JOURNAL OF STYLE
    September 21, 2015

    Interesting mix of prints! Beautiful color combinations! Happy Monday! 😉

    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

  • Gingi
    September 21, 2015

    Great post, thanks for sharing! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  • Trang Do
    September 22, 2015

    Amazing Fashion Week!!! Love all the pictures!!
    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • sonia // daring coco
    September 22, 2015

    Such stunning designs. I love all the lemon tones paired with the blue. So unique and uncommon which is really such a breathe of fresh air.

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

  • Mari
    September 22, 2015

    I didn’t know this brand, but I have to say the collection is a great discover. I love all of the silhouettes and the great print on precious fabrics. Thanks for sharing.
    xxx
    Mari
    http://www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

  • The Fashion Panda
    September 22, 2015

    Beautiful collection ! I really like those colors and prints !

    http://www.thefashionpanda.be
    http://www.thefashionpanda.be

  • Kim of A Very Sweet Blog
    September 22, 2015

    It’s so good hearing your positive thoughts about Uber and that you got to see this collection in person Allie. Beautiful prints.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

  • Mitzie Mee
    September 22, 2015

    Wow! The dresses look amazing and I love the graphic prints. In NYC I also usually prefer the metro over the cabs, but I’ve tried Uber a couple of times, and it has always worked out really well (no smelly cars, polite drivers and a smooth ride).

  • Carlton
    September 22, 2015

    Dear Allie, Thank you for the lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the show! Next season we will get you a front row seat 😉

    best regards from all of us at Charles & Ron

  • Alex
    September 23, 2015

    I am really a fan of the graphic prints in this collection! The shapes are very good, too. I have also never heard of Charles & Ron, so thanks for introducing me!

  • MonaLisa
    September 23, 2015

    You are so lucky to have been there! I am in love with the prints, fabric and colour! Everything is so right with this collection! Hugs! http://www.monalisas.no

  • Agnes W
    September 23, 2015

    Some interesting prints there! I am enjoying the blue eyeliner!

    House of Illusions

  • Style Tomes
    September 25, 2015

    WOW I’m so in love with the prints and the color palette! Plus, that MAKEUP!! I’m re-introducing blue eyeshadow into my everyday life.

    Style Tomes
    Style Tomes on Instagram

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