Pamella Roland: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S 2012 ~ I Heart Heels

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pamella Roland: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week S/S 2012

By Sarah Kleinhenz, Fashion Week Correspondent

Pamella Roland's presentation for her spring collection was nothing short of MAJOR, girlies! With models standing in open-picture frames, each wearing a chic evening gown or cocktail dress, I was instantly drawn to the fabrics of each dress. PR drew inspiration from American Abstract Expressionist painters and their abstract gestures. With that, she created this collection that mixed unique fabrics with bold treatments and it sort of evoked this feeling of being taken back to another era. 

The collection includes a mostly neutral color palette that embodies elegance, femininity and power - three things she's known for season after season. Going for a sleek and more modern look to match that of the abstract undertones, feathers, perforated leather, silk and canvas fails, silk crepe and hand beading were all used to complete the amazing designs for this collection. I, for one, couldn't stop staring at the navy/green ombre silk gauze dress (pictured below). The detail and design was so exquisite to see in person, and it's something we've come to appreciate from PR. When Hollywood celebrities wear a dress that's made to fit them (and looks just as gorgeous as they do!), Ms. Roland is the designer of choice. Year after year, she lives up to her name. She's definitely one to count on for constant fabulousness. If you aren't a fan of hers, you will be after seeing this collection. 

She does have some "non red carpet" dresses, so it's not just celebrities that can rock her amazing designs. One of my favorite makeup artists, Laura Mercier, did the amazing makeup for the presentation. With smokey eyes and thick eyeliner as the main focal point, the rest of the face was soft and feminine. It really completed the look and made her dresses look that much more amazing (if that was even possible?).

P.S. With such a celeb following, obvi there were plenty in attendance: Hillary Scott (and her stylist Jen Rade!), Aisha Tyler, Nigel Barker, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Angela Simmons and Ramona Singer, to name a few.
[Photo Credit Sarah Kleinhenz]

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