Monday, March 18, 2024

Bronx and Banco's Debut Bridal Runway Show

(Left to right) Coco Rocha, Nicky Hilton, Olivia Palermo
posewith fashion designer Natalie De'banco at
  The Bronx And Banco Bridal debut runway
 show on Oct 12, 2023 in New York City.
Photo: ©Shawn Punch

Fashion house Bronx and Banco debuted its first ever Bronx and Banco Bridal runway show on October 12, 2023 at the Baccarat Hotel in New York City. The fashion designer, Natalie De-Banco presented her twenty-two looks of sensual bridal designs in front of celebrity guests such as fashion model Coco Rocha, designer and socialite Nicky Hilton, and fashion influencer Olivia Palermo among others. Champagne and roses lent to the atmosphere of sophistication in the luxury hotel's Grand Salon. Attendees sat on plush sofas and chairs as they eyed the models walking down the center of the large room.

Capri Blanc lace blazer, bralette and pants
bridal set presented 
The Bronx And Banco Bridal 
debut runway show on Oct 12, 2023 in New York City.
Photo: ©Shawn Punch

The bridal gowns had a feeling of soft, floating clouds ever so gently covering the models' skin with lace, silk and other soft materials. The look of the collection was glamorous. Some wedding dresses were accented with Ostrich feathers, flower appliqués; and in one instance, a hat which had a veil.

Model walks runway in an outfit from
The Bronx And Banco Bridal debut runway
 show on Oct 12, 2023 in New York City.
Photo: ©Shawn Punch

These wedding dresses are ideal for a woman getting married on the riviera. They present a mix of lightness and confidence that blends perfectly with travel, indulgence and sex appeal. One bold piece is a Capri Blanc lace blazer, bralette and pants set. This break from the traditional dress or skirt is mesmerizing. The Kennedy Bridal Maxi has spaghetti straps with an open back for the woman who wants to show off her toned shoulders, arms and back. The closing look was the Mademoiselle Bridal Gown. This is more of a traditional wedding dress, with its A-line silhouette, sequins, adjustable straps and long veil. There is a wide mix of attractive options for a woman looking to get married in a stylish dress that's less traditional. 

Model poses in the Kennedy Bridal Maxi dress
The Bronx And Banco Bridal debut runway
 show on Oct 12, 2023 in New York City.
Photo: ©Shawn Punch

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Zang Toi Fall Winter 2024

Model walks runway in a scarlet handloomed cashmere/silk turtleneck
hand-sprinkled w/sequin & crystal with scarlet tulle ballskirt w/attached
silk gazar mini skirt encrusted w/silk flowers, from the Zang Toi Fall Winter
2024 collection, at 1010 Park Avenue on February 13, 2024 during
 New York Fashion Week.

On Tuesday February 12th, couture fashion designer Zang Toi presented his Zang Toi Fall Winter 2024 collection during New York Fashion Week. The runway show was held at the Park Avenue Christian Church located at 1010 Park Avenue. The collection paid tribute to Mr. Toi's late brother Toi See Luon. Mr. Toi was inspired inspired by Parisienne Chic Couture with a touch of rebellion seen in the Saint Germain neighborhood of Paris.

Saint Germain des Prés is a neighborhood in Paris located "Left of the River (Seine)" or as the French say Rive Gauche. The area is part of the 6th arrondissement, which is just south of the Louvre Museum. It has a bohemian vibe and one of it famous cafe's is Les Deux Magots. By design, the backdrop to this fashion show was a black and white photo of an empty table with two chairs, two tea cups, one muffin, a bouquet of flowers and the Eiffel Tower in the background.

The main colors of the collection were red, black, grey and some pops of shocking pink. A scarlet cashmere/silk turtleneck jumpshorts, with a sequin & crystal tulle ballskirt stole the show. The long sleeve top covered the upper body fully providing a conservative touch; while its form fitted cut created a seductive silhouette. The flowers on the skirt added a fairytale-princess like cuteness. 

In keeping with the spirit of stately chic, a charcoal English wool tweed cape made its stealthy yet powerful way down the catwalk. Not too many women can wear a cape and look cool, however Mr. Toi paired it with a black turtleneck jump short that gives it range and wearability  for all age ranges of women. Confidence and separation from the common was the message transmitted as the modeled gleamed down the darkened runway. Zang Toi created another elegant, couture collection.