Elisa Palomino Spring/Summer 2011

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Over the last month, I’ve seen a few snippets about Elisa Palomino’s spring 2011 show pop up on various blogs. One of my new favorite designers, that I discovered last season, Ms. Palomino was selected to participate in Alta Roma‘s “Who is on Next” event at Roman fashion week.

“Who is On Next? Is the competition organized by Altaroma in collaboration with Vogue Italia, whose key objective is the search and promotion of young designers on the national and International scene. A project targeted specifically at up-and-coming fashion designers who already produce their own collections and who wish to match themselves against the dynamics of the market.”

I’ve heard rumors that another show will be taking place during New York Fashion week this September. I’ve got my fingers crossed, hoping this is true! Last season’s show was one of my favorite fashion shows ever, and put Elisa on many “designers to watch” lists.

Elisa Palomino,Spring/Summer 2011,The Greyest Ghost

Elisa Palomino,Spring/Summer 2011,The Greyest Ghost

Elisa Palomino,Spring/Summer 2011,The Greyest Ghost

Elisa Palomino,Spring/Summer 2011,The Greyest Ghost

Elisa Palomino,Spring/Summer 2011,The Greyest Ghost

Elisa Palomino,Spring/Summer 2011,The Greyest Ghost

Elisa Palomino,Spring/Summer 2011,The Greyest Ghost

Elisa Palomino,Spring/Summer 2011,The Greyest Ghost

Elisa Palomino,Spring/Summer 2011,The Greyest Ghost

The embroidered details of the spring collection are mind-blowingly beautiful!

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Elisa Palomino,Spring/Summer 2011,The Greyest Ghost
This dress has to be one of my top ten favorite dresses of all time.
Frequently influenced by iconic women, this season, Palomino was inspired by the myth of Persephone:
Elisa Palomino,Spring/Summer 2011,The Greyest Ghost

Elisa Palomino,Spring/Summer 2011,The Greyest Ghost

S/S 2010 Photos courtesy of Elisa Palomino.

View my Fall 2010 Elisa Palomino show review here, with the full Flickr set here.

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Elisa Palomino after her f/w 2010 show in nyc. February 17, 2010.

Elisa Palomino F/W 2010

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One of my favorite shows this season at NYFW (and one of my favorite shows I’ve ever attended) was Elisa Palomino. Former studio head at John Galliano, Palomino also has worked at Moschino Cheap & Chic, Christian Dior, and most recently, Diane von Furstenberg. This was the very first runway show of her eponymous clothing line.

It was hands down, one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever witnessed.

The show took place in The Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen. Inside, it looked very much like an old library. A runway was set up with wooden benches in an atrium, backed by large Asian fans and decorated with dozens of hanging lanterns:

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The show was small compared to those at the neighboring tents, but the audience was full of influential people, including Palomino’s former employer Diane von Furstenberg, Lynn Yaeger and Patrick McDonald:

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The show began with the introduction of a trio of live singers:
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Gorgeously embellished dresses made of silks, chiffon, furs, and lace, and big hair dominated the show:
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Watching the models slowly walk down the runway was like going back in time to 1930’s Shanghai. A little bit “Lust, Caution” meets Frida Kahlo. With technicolor pink thrown in for good measure.

Elisa Palomino Sneak Peak

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The makeup perfectly complimented each dress, and the Marie Antoinette style head wear made the already large hair seem even more out of this world.

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An amazing, gorgeous dress.

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At the end, a smiling Elisa came out to greet an audience that had been completely blown away:Elisa Palomino 20

Even the models were cheering and clapping:
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Elisa, post-show with friends:
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I managed to briefly speak to Elisa and tell her beautiful her collection was. I’m so glad I was there to witness her very first show and meet Elisa, even if I was so excited all I could do was repeat the word “beautiful” over and over.

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Fingers crossed that the line gets picked up by all my favorite stores and I can start hunting down one of Elisa’s amazing dresses or jackets!

Much like a reader craves a sequel after finishing a good book in a series, I can’t wait to see whats to come from Elisa Palomino next spring.

See the entire photo set here.

All Photos and Content ®2010 RS/The Greyest Ghost

Still to Come: More NY Fashion Week!

I’m still not done with all my photos and posts from NYFW yet. Never fear, they shall be up soon! I’d rather take my time and bring things to you slowly than put up crappy content and try to rush my posts.

Some more shows to look forward to:

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Betsey Johnson.

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Nanette Lepore.

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Michael Kors.

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Elisa Palomino.

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Anna Sui.

Plus a few special shows I haven’t even edited yet! Check back soon! ❤