Through the sleet and rain, Carmen Marc Valvo still held his late Tuesday show wrapping up fashion week as usual. It was hard to pull in the crowd but fans of the brand poured in as soon as they saw a possibility to attend. As other designers we have seen, men and women designs shared the same runway. A possible nod to gender equality? Probably not but more likely because NYFW men was the prior week and who can really afford  to show twice back to back?

Carmen Marc Valvo’s collection still had moments of luxury details and fabric manipulation we adore from this designer. Soft drapes, textured fabrics and of course sparkle reined supreme. The show was mostly evening wear without looking pageant and there was a distinct nod to 70’s Hollywood.

Red was the accent color in another muted palette of black and gray.  Glitter detailed added the wow factor typical to Carmen Marc Valvo. We notice the bright colors of fall were abandoned once Spring brights came back into fashion (last year leather and black and white ruled Spring fashion while floral prints emerged in fall).

The mood was somber, with a totally charcoal gray stage; an odd color scheme for evening wear which already has a boring sense of sophistication. However, the presentation was not. Here are some highlights we loved:

mermaid dress w/glitter strip center

We loved the subtle glitter accent in this lovely floor length mermaid gown, adding a little glam to an elegant fit.

A gold shimmer dress from Carmen Marc ValvoThis dress seems like the reverse of the former with full on glam and subtle shoulder detail.   I could see this dress on the red carpet which is why Carmen Marc Valvo has such a celebrity following.

Carmen Marc Valvo

Check out our Instagram page for more images of the show and our Facebook page  will have a discussion about what you think about the collection.


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