Magalis Garcia Fall/Winter 2010
Who needs a plastic surgeon when the Magalis Garcia F/W 2010 collection would do the trick. Using her gift of contouring fabrics into shapes that create the ultimate illusion of body perfection, she created a collection that would flatter any woman and turn heads. Her appreciation and study of fine arts led her to conceptualizing the flowers-in-bloom motif that was inherent throughout her collection. Though it is typical for collections of this season to include dark hues, we were pleasantly surprised by the magic of fuchsia, which added brilliance to the dark colors of fall.
A Magalis Garcia collection would not be complete without the essence of the woman who inspired her first stitch. Through reminiscing over images of her mother, Magalis was able to capture silhouettes of 1940’s glamour and infuse it with her aptitude for transforming visually rich & textured fabrics into wearable art. Many of the looks which evoked sex appeal and effortless sophistication, was paired with the platform ankle boot, which gave each piece a modern edgy twist without being a cliché of today’s trend of rocker chic.
Although her preference of working with natural fabrics, like wools, silks and feathers, was apparent, she took the risk of introducing variations of synthetic fur as an unexpected detail to gowns and jackets. It is this willingness to veer outside of her comfort zone that will make this designer one to watch this year. It is evident that this collection came from her soul. Though she has worked with Anne Klein and London Fog in her early years, she has proven with the launch of this line that she can hold her own.
By Lisan Simpson
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