[row_fluid][one_half][dropcap custom_class=”normal”]F [/dropcap]ashion Week was a cold one this year as we experienced the coldest February in twenty years. The last time I attended Fashion Week it was the hottest day of the year. Can a fashionista catch a break? Well this here fashioista braved the sub-zero temperatures and gale fore winds and headed to the Carlton Hotel to attend Michael DePaulo’s Fashion Week in which he unveiled his Fall 2015 collection. A collection he calls “Black Tie” a term generally reserved for menswear, is used to capture the strong and independent woman for which Michael designs his impeccably composed creations. With a degree in architecture Michael brings an artists sense of structure to his garments; with their sleek yet fluid lines the women wearing his creations is at once powerful and feminine. A women who embraces her inner femme fatal leading lady, but does so while accepting an award for best director; like Diane Paulus when she accepted the Tony Award for best director for Pippin. Michael’s collection for Fall 2015 is a natural transition from some of the themes he explored in his Fall 2014 collection. The sleek silhouette remains but volume also made an appearance with fuller ball gowns and more constructed pieces. Black and white dominated, with vivid reds, golds, and a standout gown in a brilliant green added an [/one_half][one_half] [/one_half][/row_fluid]
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”][/dropcap]unexpected dramatic swash of color. Michael also designs his own prints, and he created an architectural grid pattern which could be found on a number of the garments from the red beaded sheer “Georgette” dress, to the Marlina rosette appliquéd ball gown, and the black and white “Gwyneth” gown with inset, and the shorter Carolina and Christie dresses, the cohesive structural beauty of this added detail is the true mark of a master designer. The knee-length fitted “Nicole” dress features a removable beaded necktie caplet and is designed to be worn from day to night, and is a peek at the future as this up and coming designer will also be working on day separates. [blockquote]The market is calling for a very modern, and sexy woman—Michael DePaulo [/blockquote]I had a chance to speak with Michael backstage before the show started and he was warm, gracious and obviously passionate about what he does. He took me on a quick tour of the line and having the chance to see his creations up-close was just breath taking. The sumptuous silks, exquisite bead work and master craftsmanship was something to behold. Michael also revealed he will launching a line of wedding gowns with Kleinfeld’s in March and I am waiting with baited breath for this much anticipated launch. With his eye for form and color, his attention to detail, and his mastery of draping and construction I am sure his bridal line is going to be a smashing success as will his collection for Fall 2015. So congratulations to a job well done, and stay tuned all, we will be hearing much more from Michael DePaulo.
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”][/dropcap]Event hosted by Caravan Stylist Studio
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