Glitz and rock-n-roll glam took over the Venexiana Spring/Summer 2012 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. With no shortage of sparkles, shimmery fabric, and embellishments, Venexiana designer Kati Stern showcased a selection of princess-like gowns with a twisted edge. Known for her rock-n-roll designs, this European designer’s collection was a show-stopping sensation.
Kati Stern’s choice of music during the runway was vibrant and punk, very suiting of her personality and designs. As royal-esque music played on for about 30 seconds without any sight of the models, you could feel the audience’s tension and alertness towards the runway. Alas, when the models started appearing one by one, we finally realized how intense this show was going to be.
Nixing the overuse of prints, Kati Stern instead integrated a warm color palette into her collection ranging from reds to golds to light greens to achieve a spring-like effect. Shimmering stones were also incorporated to the straps of the dress, but we were surprised to discover how she was able to fit a thin shiny strap on many of her plunging open back gowns. Interesting take of architectural designing.
Sequins, shimmery fabric, and ruffles were the biggest key characteristics you’ll find in the Venexiana Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Also very reminiscent of prom dresses, the collection tries to combine all these elements into each dress. You’ll find that each dress will have a mixture of several fabrics combined to showcase an intricately structured dress.
While we were taken aback by the slinky, sexy silhouettes, what was really mesmerizing were the poufy princess-like dresses and flowy fabrics. These two elements displayed Kati Stern’s versatile design skills, an indication that she can do both ready-to-wear and punk couture. As the models put on these dresses, the dresses became activated, creating a ripple, wave-like effect following the model’s every step.
Just like her collection, Kati Stern knows how to make grand apperances. The show ended with a bang as the funky designer walked all the way to the end of the runway and posed for the cameras! Just like her gowns, her runway shows always have a slight twist to them.
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By Crystal (watermoolen)
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