Thursday, February 10th, marked the official start of New York Fashion Week (or with all the pre-, post and events during show really be called New York Fashion MONTH). I found myself heading to the Union Square area for the Alisha Trimble Fall Presentation with fellow pr maven and blogger, Shani Faure of Stilettos & Sounds.
Held at Wix Lounge, Trimble’s collection, entitled “Animal Saints” drew on some very unique sources of inspiration—particularly the study of animal senses and the lives of the Saints. This inspiration created a visually intriguing, avant-garde line that captivated the audience.
“Experimenting with these concepts makes for sensory details, such as webbing, and silk-made fur. Stylistically the character traits of the Saints come into some of the silhouettes,” says the emerging designer. “For this collection, we wanted to bring the inspiration of Animal Saints into the whole look, head to toe.”
Produced by the Women’s Mafia and Yellow Sky Agency, antlers, silk fur, webbing, gold and silver as well as crowns that invoked the idea of the “divine light” of the saints graced the runway. I really found myself drawn to the evening wear pieces for their beautiful, feminine figure loving lines. One of the standout models from the show was Jade Cole from Cycle 6 of America’s Next Top Model.
The Alisha Trimble collection is quickly gaining popularity for its sophisticated and unique point of view. Many describe the designer as a “fashion artist,” combining the concepts of the fine arts with fashion. This one-of-a-kind perspective attracted a diverse crowd of some of New York’s top fashion editors, stylists and bloggers (including yours truly).
Here are some of my favorite pieces from the collection:
For more about Alisha Trimble, visit http://www.alishatrimble.com/.