New York Fashion Week: Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2014
Inspired by his trip to Istanbul, Carmen’s line evolved into a warrior woman.
His love of the art and culture was apparent in mosaic gunmetal leather pants and riding jackets with mosaic embellishments. The line featured strong lines and lots of texture; black calf hair, metallic brocade fabrics, suede, chiffon, leather, lace and wool gauze were all incorporated into his 41 piece collection.
Mostly black with pops of metalics, oxblood reds, and blues kept the look daring and warrior-esque. The fun was in the details; however, with strips of lace and embellishments refining the look and pulling the collection together.
To compliment the collection, the models’ nails were painted in Morgan Taylor’s Metalling Around, a dark gunmetal gray with great light reflecting quality with “both a strong and yet feminine feel to it.” Hair was pulled into a pony tail wrapped with leather and fastened twice to add a little edge and toughness. For a little extra interest, the hairstyle was completed with faux choppy bangs.
Photo Courtesy: IMG