Josie Natori Fall/Winter 2011
Josie Natori’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection reflected the designer’s signature polish all the while embracing a slightly edgier approach. Melding the visual appeals of both the East and West, Natori presented a collection ripe with saturated colors and prints in shades of cream, champagne, red, mustard and black.
Uniquely pleasing and classic to a tee, Natori’s latest ensemble was inspired by the ceremony of Japanese heritage and drew inspiration from the art of the Geisha and spirit of the Samurai. Arresting features included kimono touches, beautiful, origami-esque draping and hammered metal accents representative of armor from a by-gone era.
The minimal shapes and rich fabrics of leather, cashmere, silk charmeuse and merino wool looked effortless and created a balanced collection of wide leg pants, sweaters, blouses, dresses and skirts perfect for the worldly sophisticate.
Favorite looks included a delicately textured black leather vest, which hugged a black lace cowl front dress. The look was expertly styled with a rugged-yet-refined black oxidized metal cuff. Another included a marbled cream and cocoa silk side drape dress topped with a glamorous black cashmere and silk kimono with luxe accents.
Meanwhile, a model with contemporary Geisha hairstyle, gilded lids and bright red lips bedecked in a silky leaf green and black printed dress was a crowd favorite.
– Cheers Elizabeth Rose
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