New York Fashion Week..Carmen Marc Valvo Spring 2014

Carmen Marc Valvo’s show never disappoints…he consistently creates lovely pieces that are accessible to everyone but still speak of elegance and glamour. For Spring he was definitely more ‘out there’ with his vision than the other designers have been so far this week at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, but hey, the dude knows how to dress a woman so I’m not complaining.
He switched up his usual elegant game to a sporty monochromatic vibe using athletic mesh, scuba materials and leathers. Playing with sheer panels, each piece was lovingly constructed with women’s issues in mind. The sheaths were flattering yet roomy, while the more body conscious pieces hugged each model properly without being constricting.  Even the bathing suits were pleasing and made me think of actually going through the dreaded fitting room process involving bad lighting and funhouse mirrors to acquire a few.
Carmen’s gowns were works of art.  There’s so much to be said for a man who truly understands a woman’s body and how to display its assets while disguising its faults.  One word, glamour.
The music was upbeat, sweet and reminiscent of better days.  The ‘Fashion Kids’, young and not so young, were clamoring to be in attendance and included such diverse NYC folks as resident newscaster Cheryl Wills from NY1, to Regis and Joy Philbin.  Carmen received and deserved a standing ovation from this admiring crowd….backstage, he thanked EVERYONE for coming. Class act!
By Sony Loren & Sara Delaney
Images via Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
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