Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pamella Roland S/S '11

Pamella Roland's New York Fashion Week presentation took place at the Whitney Museum of American Art. It was a perfect choice of venue. I was thrilled that a free pass to visit the museum in the future was one of the parting gifts because I would love to return and explore! There were no live models, the clothes were presented on white, featureless mannequins, posed in various positions. Some appeared to be working their outfits with stylish flair, while others leaned back languidly observing the observers, still others appeared to supervise the hanging of a large photo. The mannequins fit it perfectly with the sparse white interior of the room. In the context of the art museum, the mannequins became frames for the clothing further underscoring the notion of fashion as fine art.

For spring 2011, Roland was inspired by her Grecian travels, in particular, the Mediterranean beauty of the Greek Isles. Neutral, sandy beige suiting and dresses to keep you cool and stylish in a hot summer boardroom. Airy, chiffon gowns and dresses in flowing, see-like blues and sunset tones of red, orange, and yellow, would be perfect for a beach-side meal enjoyed in the cool evening breeze. Shimmering black and silver metallic dresses should have you partying late into the night. Elegant and modern with references to flattering classic styling; the collection is tied together with Grecian detailing and drapery, as well as a feeling of summer lightness.

Celebrities such as Hilary Swank and Denise Richards came out to support, and Pamella Roland made the rounds discussing the pieces with interviewers and attendees.

See more from the collection in the slideshow below: