That hot pink dress Sylvia Heisel showed us during our pre-fashion week studio visit remained intact, in case you were wondering. It appeared right after a pair of trousers in the same fabric, looked smashing, and made us giggle over the fact that we'd been discussing its outcome for days after the visit. If it 'aint broke, Hesiel taught us, don't fix it. The full Sylvia Heisel A/W 08 collection will be up later, along with the rest of today's shows.
Last week, we visited Sylvia Heisel at her garment district studio (immaculate!) to see her A/W 08 collection and catch up with her preparations for fashion week. Part of Heisel's collection is represented by classic silhouettes in new colors (where the other part is concept-driven), the deep reds in this section were the most striking. One fantastic hot pink frock, served as the perfect example of a 'what might this dress become' moment. Heisel's global sensibilities and mature taste make for an aesthetic that is highly marketable and appropriately modern.
Fashion Designer 2008