Gone are the days of traditional pastel prints to introduce the arrival of spring! Designer Josie Natori presented a line bursting with color and panache during New York Fashion Week at EZ Studios.
As expected after 35 years in fashion, the collection drew quite the crowd. Designer Josie Natori stood at the entrance of the venue and greeted guests as if they entered into her home.
Inspired by her native country of the Philippians, Natori presented visually captivating pieces that were reminiscent of the parade of street dancers and all their vibrant body decorations. Natori could be heard saying, “It’s the colorful history and folklore of the Philippines of my youth, it’s a vibrant collection that reflects a vibrant culture.”
Heavily painted and tattooed men and women in the Central Philippines, whose tattoos represent courage and beauty, are reflected in the new designs.
As a tribute to her favorite festival, the Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May), stunning models wore intricately crafted blouses with sheer panels, sheer skirts, vivid frocks and jumpers that exploded with vivid colors and exotic flowers.
The color filled collection was very reminiscent of nature as models adorned their heads with orchids that looked like the bird of paradise. They also wore a sexy strappy platform in an array of colors that Natori designed.
Undoubtedly the SS/ 2013 RTW collection was vivid, romantic and bursting with culture. The bold and feminine woman will be sure to embrace the designs.
Published on Jan 26, 2013