Carnivale di Venezia
Leave it to
Sue Wong to put on a theatrical spectacle of a show. Inspired
by the, “mystery, seduction, and grandeur surrounding Venetian
Carnivale,” the talented designer once again confirmed the
belief that more is more.
This season, Wong’s flamboyant
combination of intricate embellishments, dramatic silhouettes, zingy
colors, and couture details brought to life unique creations steeped
in opulent luxury. Drawing upon her appreciation of a wide array
of exotic cultures, Ms. Wong incorporated Middle Eastern, Andalusian,
and Oriental elements into her distinctive style. Dripping with
lavish coque feathers, beaded paillettes, hand crochet adornments,
brocade patchworks, and bejeweled accents; these evening wear pieces
were dramatic to the core.
However, the most interesting
part of the collection came in the form of knitted-torso ball gowns
with leaf appliqués and deconstructed
ruched ruffle skirts. In assimilating a material often associated
with casual comfort wear, Sue Wong seemed to assert that she is
not afraid to explore new frontiers in pursuit of distinctive panache.