Sunday, February 27, 2011
The "Fashion Stylings" of Jose Duran
Dominican designer Jose Duran travels between his hometown, New York, and Paris, culling inspiration from different time periods, movements, and cultures. His men and womenswear collections, which date back to Fall 2008, show traces of African warriors, flamenco dancers, Grecian goddesses, and desert hunters.
Draped silk and jersey are his fabrics of choice, as seen in his most recent Spring 2011 collection. Duran put forth a bevy of army ready frocks, with a rich selection of asymmetrical dresses in red, black, and khaki. Safari wrap dresses were fixed with ribbon belts; voluminous gowns were affixed with thick metallic rope.
Good stuff! I love, love, love the red dress!