Casa de Moda Spring/Summer 2016

As people began filling the open space of the Prince George Gallery, a crack in the wall appeared and models began filing out. The social atmosphere was buzzing with the combination of conversation among guests, which included one of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Claudia Jordan and Demetria McKinney. 13 models stood against a metal plated wall while the audience moved closer to get a better look.

The Casa de Moda collection stayed true to its metropolitan image. “I’m from L.A. and I was inspired by my city,” designer Jessica Lynn said. “Last summer I was sitting on the beach and we [saw] a string of beautiful sunsets with pink and blue…in the sky, and I was like, ‘Alright, that’s going to be my next collection,’” Lynn said.

The pastel blue and pink of the sunsets that she mentioned were accents in her collection against a primarily black, white, and gray color scheme. Architectural details like asymmetrical slit skirts, ruffle hems, and half-moon shaped chest cutouts gave the minimalistic looks dimension. Standout pieces included a cropped white double breasted jacket, a simple black faux-leather short sleeve crop top, and pastel pink pleated and tapered pants.

The focus was all on the clothes. Each look was paired with nude strappy heels, and some featured delicate Jewels of June stud earrings or a single chain necklace. The makeup and hair was minimal and natural-looking for each model.
Each detail of the presentation embodied the image of a playful, yet sophisticated modern woman who needs versatile and vibrant clothes, which Casa de Moda provides.

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Sophie Shaw is a contributing writer. Email her at [email protected]

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