Karolyn Pho Fall/Winter 2014

Abby Folger for WSN

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Karolyn Pho’s Fall/Winter 2014 runway debut took place at the clean Pier 59 Studio – an unobtrusive canvas for an equally as unobtrusive collection.

A Las Angeles native who has only just recently brought her craft to New York City, Pho mixes qualities of dreamy LA life with those of sharp NYC life in her latest collection. Light, airy nuances mingle with practical pieces to create looks like a gold lamé tee dress –light and airy in the way it flows, and practical in its cut.

Pho’s palette consists of neutrals with the occasional splash of metallic or solid oxblood and cobalt. Any sort of ostentatious pattern was absent; colors were only positioned together in a color-blocking fashion.

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The models donned modest, flat sandals and makeup that matched Pho’s neutral color choices.  The simplicity of the footwear and maquillage enabled complete focus on barely-there embellishments of certain pieces.  Mesh, rabbit fur and feather trim decorated basic staple looks such as maxi slips and bomber jackets.

With this collection, Pho has successfully, yet humbly, made a niche for herself in the world of fashion. The collection reflects the great artistry already apparent in Pho and also the great potential that resides within her.

Avery Chang is a staff writer. Email her at [email protected]

 

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