Catherine Malandrino Fall 2011
The bubbling energy of New York spectacularly collided with wildly elegant, mademoiselle style at the presentation for Catherine Malandrino‘s Fall/Winter 2011 collection, “Quai de la Tournelle.” The setting, the former New York Times building slated for demolition, was sun-bathed and industrial, a perfect backdrop for the collection which exuded a luscious sensibility.
The amalgam of Parisian romance and Manhattan rhythm was undeniable, brought to life by saturated jewel tones and rich fabrics. Amethyst, emerald, ruby, royal blue popped with smoldering black accents while leather, satin and chiffon conspired to create a 1970’s flare.
Legs for miles, high-waisted hounds tooth trousers were paired with a tank emblazoned with an embellished Parisienne patch while an oversized navy, red and white python tote with New York inscribed on one side and Paris on the other further illustrated the vision.
Another downtown meets chic look included a dramatic deep purple, hooded sweater paired with men’s inspired slacks, a slouchy wide brim hat, square glasses and chinchilla stole. The collection, which also included coats, shorts, capes, skirts and more, was further elevated by Malandrino-designed handbags, jewelry and leather basket-weave oxford shoes.
– Elizabeth Rose
(Images below thanks Catherine Malandrino)