Saturday night at Sunset Gower, designers’ new collections brought jaws to the floor and Karen Capili did just that. Wow!
Embroidery with intricate detail, each facet of the gowns were carefully and meticulously detailed with flowers, floral embroidery, sequence and even feathers. These gowns were a show stopper. There were gowns with hundreds if not thousands of delicate flowers carefully connected to create exquisite and wearable pieces of art in bold reds, yellows and pinks. The lavish gowns all had their own unique styles. From the yellow feathered gown that would make big bird blush to the Cinderellaesque design of the bustled lavender and pink ball gown, Capili spared no imagination and glamour when creating this new collection.
Capili’s variety of colors and fabrics are inspired by the boldness of those the 1980s was known for, entwined with the eloquence of the Victorian Era. Even the more modern designs like the black bubble mini with a white one- shouldered top and the dress designed with reusable supermarket bags for the eco-friendly consumer, were a smashing hit. Capili is definitely one to watch in the coming year for more unique and bold collections.
Filipino Designer Karen Capili to Debut Spring/Summer 2012
Photography by Kai He – © 2011 The Los Angeles Fashion magazine