Irina Vitjaz F/W 2017

Tiffanie Hwang, Staff Writer

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With dramatic choir music ringing over the sparkle and glitter of the Irina Vitjaz Fall/Winter 2017 collection, it was clear that the designer does not stray from drama and flair.

The Russian-born Austrian fashion designer showcased her second NYFW runway show with a series of evening and bridal gowns. The dark lighting, intense orchestral-choral music and leisure walk of the models called attention of the collection’s statement looks of glittery embellishments, shiny fabrics and bright shades of cool colors.

Most of the looks were floor-length ball gowns, in shades of deep purple and lilac, with voluminous and pleated hemlines and glittery bodices. Vitjaz was not afraid to make use of shiny fabrics, which sometimes made the looks seem overbearing when embellishment, such as metallic beading, sequins and large bows were added, too. The silhouettes had a lot of volume, with bell sleeves and billowing trains. The hair was styled in soft curls and paired with nude heels to keep the attention on the dramatic dresses.

One look that wowed the audience was an evening gown in lilac and grey pastels, with a captivating floral, yet structural geometric pattern. It was fitted above the waistline and bloomed into a pleated skirt that displayed the delicate and refined craftsmanship of Vitjaz.

An elegant bridal gown closed the show, displaying a look that was clean, feminine, yet still embodied the touch of Vitjaz’s flair. A sheer, long-sleeve top was dressed over the flowing, white gown that had an elegant and intriguing texture from small, dainty white beading all over the gown and top.

Shine and all, the Irina Vitjaz F/W 2017 collection brought a whole display and incorporation of drama, from the silhouettes to the details.

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