Examiner.com was on the scene at the Pamella Roland Fall 2014 presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week yesterday on Feb. 11. Zendaya Coleman, Nigel Barker, his wife Kristen Barker, Miss J. Alexander, and Ramona Singer were seen in the front row. The collection had a 1930’s glamour motif, with ladylike silhouettes and conservative cuts. The evening wear designer definitely knows how to create elegant dresses for any type of customer. From beaded elaborate backless gowns, to metallic tunics, the collection included a little bit of everything. One of the looks we loved was a night sky navy geometric fils coupe gown with draped bodice and train. It encompassed New York City’s architecture theme in a beautiful metaphorical way.
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What made you select the TJ Wilcox’s "In The Air exhibit" as your inspiration for this collection?
PD: You know, TJ Wilcox is a friend and also a very talented person, when I saw how he put together this film, and I saw the space he did it in and I’m so excited. First of all New York, and the Art Deco period, so you will see that our designs will have a little bit of splash of the Chrysler building. Mostly our colors are the berries the purples, grays and lots of different tones of navy and of course for the New York woman you need to have black.
What made you select navy as the predominant color of the collection?
PD: With navy you really can go with different tones of navy and for fall it is really hard you have to be careful about your color tones and we found some beautiful fabrics in navy.
Do you think navy will replace black?
PD: I think so, I think a lot of people wear navy.
What advice do you have for the younger New Yorker woman to look elegant?
PD: Just keep things clean and don’t clutter things up. That’s the biggest thing is just to be careful. Sometimes when you buy a really nice dress you can add things up and change things with accessories. If you only have the money to buy something buy something good, because clothes don’t last long, buy quality. Make sure is a nice clean not too trendy.
Estefania Garcia-Correa contributed reporting.