story by Seth Friedermann
photos by Freda Henry
Farah Angsana’s Fall 2011 collection was not for the meek. They never are, but this season had an even more defiant feel to it. Her clothes are for rich extravagant party girls who make no apology for the fact that they are rich extravagant party girls. Embroidery has always been one of Mrs. Angsana’s signatures, but embroidery itself is not all that uncommon amongst luxury clothing designers. What makes her work shine out and on is that she edits it perfectly. Her gowns and dresses never become overburdened with adornments and never come across as garish. The early part of the collection was dominated by blacks and silvers, which fits in perfectly with what you expect from a Farah Angsana collection. The end of the collection found her toning down the fancy needlework a bit and letting a beautiful series of blues, purples, browns, and a dash of red carried her message of bold glamor in beautiful luxurious fabrics. The show-stopping white ethereal gown with feather piping caused the crowd’s pulse to quicken and brought perfect closure to a solid collection. When you’re out at the palace this fall and the sight of a girl glittering and shimmering makes you go a bit weak in the knees, strong chance Farah Angsana gave her a helping hand.