The Sally LaPointe debut runway show was an interesting twist on my NY Fashion Week. I suppose being a dancer and possessing a flair for the dramatic always makes it easy to relate to others of like mind. LaPointe's spring 2011 collection was unlike many shows I've seen so far this week in that it was aggressive and space-aged. There is no playing it safe with this line, but there was still an air of femininity about it.
The line seemed architecturally-inspired with high collars and squared-off shoulders on the garments. The backdrop of a warehouse style setting and concrete cinder blocks forming the runway only emphasized the architectural ambiance.
Trying to find a balance between the aggressive and the feminine in my daily life, I really enjoyed the far-out feel of the line mixed with the soft, sheer fabrications.
The shoes were ultra-high platforms with flowers creeping their way up from the soles.
Even the invite was fun.