Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S 2011: Toni Francesec ~ I Heart Heels

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S 2011: Toni Francesec

By Tina Smithers, Guest Blogger & Fashion Week Correspondent [Ruby Slippers NYC]

After the spectacular Alice + Olivia party, I headed over to Toni Francesc's "Urban Forest" Spring/Summer 2011 runway show. As I waited for the show to begin from my perch in the second row behind recording artist Jeannie Ortega and actor Eric West, I spotted Kelly Cutrone (Francesc is a People's Revolution client) directing her minions, hard at work. Then the lights dimmed, and out glided model after model, sporting vivid hues of chartreuse, mango and steel blue in an array of free-flowing fabrics. Inspired by natural landscapes and elements, Francesc brought eco-friendly materials and embellishments into his enchanting collection with chunky wooden heels and accessories, as well as beautifully sculptured pieces that made the line a true stand-out during Fashion Week.

[Photos courtesy of Getty Images; Video by Tina Smithers]

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