Carmen marc Valvo celebrated his 25th Anniversary with his guests at his Spring 2015 runway show. It was a pleasure to be in attendance at this seasoned designer’s presentation with all of his gleaming fans and fashion industry friends. For me it was even more wonderful to help celebrate Carmen’s 25th Anniversary since I was once part of the intern team in 2008 where I held my first internship in the fashion industry.
A beautiful women’s-wear collection of floral printed, color-blocked, and super feminine frocks made their way down the runway one after the other giving a more subtle glamorous feel than the ultra lux appearance CMV puts forth. It was as if his glamor girl went for an afternoon stroll in Venice. However, not to dismiss the pretty dresses in the collection there was an even bigger thing happening that we all were not expecting. To our surprise there were a large number of male models that took their way down the runway in barely there brief bottomed bathing suites and glamorous suites. Yes, ladies and gentleman Carmen Marc Valvo is now designing Menswear! What better time to introduce clothing for men than his 25th Anniversary? This collection was definitely more playful, free, and sexy than many past seasons and we really enjoyed it! For the women, you could say that many of the dresses are the perfect dress for a luncheon with the ladies that can lead into a beautiful evening out and for the men, well these outfits are definitely for the more secure gentleman who admires style and well crafted tailoring with a hint or fun and sex appeal.
HAPPY 25TH ANNIVERSARY CMV! WE CAN’T WAIT FOR YEAR 26 AND EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER!
xoxo Dara Senders – The Style Senders
Photography: Charlene Dong