2009 September 11

Michael Angel - New York: Spring 2010

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(NEW YORK) "What an amazing way to start this week. It was absolutely refreshing!" said an elated Linda Fargo of Michael Angel's spring collection. As the official Fashion Week opener, Angel clearly did not disappoint. Backstage the designer discussed Dior's New Look, and once the lights hit the catwalk, it's influence on Angel's collection was apparent. Employing a sharp, futuristic shape with a classic edge, Angel's playful bustiers, pleated tops, tulip skirts and sculpted dresses each created a sharper version of the hourglass figure, making the looks both feminine and severe. A combination of graphic prints, geometric shapes in rich shades of turquoise, fuchsia, jade and lavender were juxtaposed against delicate patterns for a vibrant and dynamic look. Swarovski crystals injected shimmed to sleeves, frocks and even zippers. Save a few too-short skirts, the collection was a refreshing burst of brightly-colored fun.