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Simply Spectacular Spring 2010 Fashions from Ports 1961, Twinkle by Wenlan, and Rosa Cha PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen   

Ports 1961 Womens's Spring 2010Ladies, beware, the womenswear fashions for Spring 2010 are simply spectacular with exciting collections by Designers Tia Cibani for Ports 1961, Wenlan Chia for Twinkle by Wenlan, and Alexandre Herchcovitch for Rosa Chá as shown on the runways at Bryant Park during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

 

Tia Cibani for Ports 1961Designer Tia Cibani for Ports 1961 showed an impressive Spring 2010 collection of 50 looks that focused on bias cuts on stiffer fabric and 1930s couture reinterpreted, and the result was stunning utilizing exquisite fabrics and gorgeous details. This was unquestionably a defining collection for this talented designer. The word buzzing on guests' lips after the show was "wow" to which I readily concurred.

 

Ports 1961 Women's Spring 2010 Ports 1961 Women's Spring 2010
Designs by Tia Cibani for Ports 1961

For Spring 2010 Tia Cibani collaborated with shoe designer Julia Lundsten, and textiles printmaker Ritsuko Hirai who created the fabric for her collection, and the teamwork was sensational. Tia uses taffeta, organza, and chiffon, as well as velvet, silk satin, lamé, and jersey in her collection of dresses, jumpsuits, coats, and trousers, emphasizing a neutral color palette enlivened with bold cherry.

Ports 1961 Women's Spring 2010 Ports 1961 Women's Spring 2010
Designs by Tia Cibani for Ports 1961

Tia Cibani dramatically incorporated intricate details that made bold statements in her collection, and a few of the many highlights included an Oasis taffeta wrap print coat paired with oasis stingray Geta pump: Cherry tropical wool dress paired with vachetta clutch, and dew suede peeptoe pump; Aluminum pleated dress paired with eclipse stingray clutch, and eclipse stingray Geta pump; Bloom Kimono dress paired with aluminum lamé ribbon and vinyl belt, pyrite ring necklace, and eclipse Geta sandal; and Oyster cowl-back draped dress paired with buff vinyl and vachetta necklace, and moss vinyl ballet flat.

Wenlan Chia for Twinkle by  Wenlan
Wenlan Chia for Twinkle by Wenlan

For designer Wenlan Chia for Twinkle by Wenlan, Spring 2010 evokes the "spirit of Yoko Ono with the attitude of Blondie." Her collection of 45 looks featured flirty and sexy mini dresses, blouses, shorts, skinny leg pants, high-waist trousers, blazers, hand-knit sweaters, and a jumpsuit, utilizing silk, silk cotton, silk burnout, lace, viscose, and dotted chiffon in her playful creations enhanced with an occasional ruffle.

Designs by Wenlan Chia for Twinkle by  Wenlan Designs by Wenlan Chia for Twinkle by  Wenlan
Designs from Twinkle by Wenlan

A few highlights of the Spring 2010 collection included a Silk Azalea scoop neck dress in seafoam with asymmetrical tucks and ruffle hem paired with Quirky cubes necklace, Galactic dreamer bracelet, and Sphere circle bracelet; Silk High Tide scarlet dress with asymmetrical hem and bow at shoulder paired with Chain noir bracelet; Silk Stripe Flower dress gathered drape at front and back neckline paired with Tangle twist bracelet; and Silk Azalea white dress with front ruffle flounce and black piping.

Designs by Wenlan Chia for Twinkle by  Wenlan Designs by Wenlan Chia for Twinkle by  Wenlan
Designs from Twinkle by Wenlan

Designer Alexandre Herchcovitch for Rosa Chá presented 34 looks for the Spring Collection - Special Edition, which featured swimwear with high-waisted bottoms, bandeau tops, halter tops, triangle tops, low-rise adjustable tangas, monokinis, and one-piece swimsuits, as well as complementary jumpers, dresses, and pants.

Designer Alexandre Herchcovitch of Rosa Cha
Alexandre Herchcovitch for Rosa Chá

Colors in the collection were as vivid as a Brazilian sunset with bright orange, neon green, and neon yellow, as well as looks in sophisticated black and white stripes, chambray, and dotted fabric, with crystal enhancements.

Designs by Alexandre Herchcovitch of Rosa Cha Designs by Alexandre Herchcovitch of Rosa Cha
Designs from Alexandre Herchcovitch for Rosa Chá

A few highlights of his collection included a Striped strapless dress; Striped high-rise bow-cuff pants and layered triangle top; Diagonal striped tresse swimsuit; Soleil tresse swimsuit and crepe kimono; Three strap jumper; and Dotted strapless dress with crystal appliqué. Among the many notables sitting in the front show were The Bachelorette's Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski.

Designs by Alexandre Herchcovitch of Rosa Cha Designs by Alexandre Herchcovitch of Rosa Cha
Designs from Alexandre Herchcovitch for Rosa Chá

As always, remember, that when it comes to fashion, it is not only about what you wear, it is also how you wear it! Know your own style and have a fashionable season!

For information on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York or other Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week International shows, please visit the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week website at: www.MBFashionweek.com.

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