Tuesday, June 30, 2009
CFW 2009: Claudia Pegus
Taking inspiration from First Lady Michelle Obama, Trinidadian designer, Claudia Pegus closed the show on Caribbean Fashion Week.
With models elegantly clad in flirty knee-length dresses made from two-toned shiny tafetta (a Pegus staple), the collection juxtaposed Mrs. Obama's styling sensibilities (the pearls, the collar, the gloves) along with the Caribbean aesthetics (the colours, the cut, the fit).
The appropriate styling ably elevated the collection, and the runway presentation wasn't without its theatrics with models re-enacting the Obama's waltz to Etta James' "At Last" at the inaugural ball.
Pegus is a consummate designer and couturière at heart, and even in a collection that sought to take cues from one of fashion's simplest icons, there were still pieces, namely a floor-length black gown with a fur shoulder wrap, that manged to incite awe.
Images from SociaLingua used by permission