DEIVIE Spring/Summer 2014Posted on September 15, 2013 | by Sara Tuthill
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The red-carpeted entrance of the Sanctuary Hotel, amazing city view, and greenery decorations on the very art-deco rooftop set the mood for up-and-coming designer Christina Mannino’s New York Fashion Week show: DEIVIE.
The DEIVIE Spring/Summer 2014 collection, “Heart on the Line,” consisted of ten pieces with a country glam, yet modern chic rebel look. The eye-grabber of the collection was a simple white dress with silk applique letting on it, which the designer spent hours applying herself, reading: “Dear Zach I hate your cat & will never like jazz please don’t tell me the universe is in line because we met. I don’t care how much acid you’re on.”
Despite the daring move on designer Christina Mannino’s part to put such an outspoken, bold look in the show, the cohesion between the dress and the rustic vibe was not disturbed. The majority of the pieces featured checked and cross-stitch detailing, but also tied lines about past lovers from Mannino’s old artwork into the ensemble as well. “It was a quirky way to bring my art to life.” Mannino revealed that Taylor Swift was the spark of inspiration behind the country glam, in part because of the way her lyrics tie into the bitter post-breakup theme.
Dr. Marten shoes and zero accessories, aside from one model’s sunglasses, were paired with the looks. Very simple, natural Sephora face and eye makeup was applied with bold lip colors. The long hair of the models was slicked back, described by the DEIVIE stylist as “so simple but super chic and super cool.”
The show was conjointly the launch for Kiara Horwitz’s public relations. “This is the most prepared I’ve ever been for a show, because of Kiara,” told Mannino.
The crowd was young and trendy, and despite the weather as hot as the heart-of-Times Square location, the showing was a success. Even when rain started to fall, the mood stayed high, in correlation to the top-40 upbeat music that played throughout.
Mannino mingled with everyone, as guests admired her work. “I knew I wanted to eventually have my own line,” she told. “The only way to have your voice heard the right way is to do your own thing. It’s time, you know?”
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