story by Brandon Ruckdashel
photos by John Lamparski
Nary Manivong’s Fall 2010 collection continues his use of minimalist construction, this season with influences mainly from the 40s and 80s. His silhouettes are reminiscent of the 40s, with slim flattering feminine lines. This choice helps to add a classical and more romantic touch, and balances his 80s references, which are mostly visible in the use of asymmetrical construction, abstract floral prints, and teased up-do hair.
The only inconsistencies in this season’s presentation were the randomly ordered models, which made it nearly impossible for buyers and press to follow the line sheet. This is the 4th collection from the Nary Manivong label and he is definitely a designer to continue to watch.
As a side note, the shoes for this season’s presentation were provided by a designer we’ve been watching for a while, Debra Lyons.