01 Stenciled top and Spring-yellow shorts 02 Large, Victorian inspired gown in cool colored floral patter 03 Gorgeously intricate pastel aqua lace 04 White and nude laced two-piece 05 Open-back detailing 06 Models' final walk 07 Blue and white sequins dress with beautiful open back 08 Model entrance and main runway 09 The amazingly talented Whoopi Goldberg
As our +1 into the exclusive Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, first we'd like to take you to one of the more classic shows of the series: Stella Nolasco.
In this fashion world where the monochrome pallet is the "safe" way to go, renowned Puerto Rican designer Stella Nolasco gave us a breath of fresh spring air at this Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Held at the Pavilion in the Lincoln Center, Nolasco choose to break what seems to be the mold for next season's trends. In lieu of the fashion-safe blacks and whites, Nolasco opted for an explosion of color, such as vibrant oranges, blues, greens and striking floral patterns which graced the runway in a combination of midi and floor length evening gowns. A strong note to the collection, we found, is the ever-so-feminine open backs of many of the dresses (see above). We absolutely loved the way Nolasco exposed the models' bare backs in a sexy yet elegant fashion. We also just loved the incredibly skillful embroideries, sequin embellishments, and lace details which seemed to hint at a certain touch of vintage nostalgia that combined with the open back details and the model's hair up-do's reminded us of an updated version of a sophistication fit for the 1920's.
Oh, and did we mention the great Whoopi Goldberg was in attendance (picture 09)? The movie star was spotted front row in a crisp white shirt and jeans, accompanied by granddaughter Jerzey, who choose to wear a stylish black romper suit to attend the show.
Thank you sincerely to Stella Nolasco and Mercedes-Benz for having us.