With a last minute venue change from the Lincoln Center to world famous and timeless venue Cipriani on 42nd street, Uzbekistan-based GULI presented a wonderful collection inspired by the beauty of the always transforming dessert landscape; how time and wind shape the sands; constantly changing its shape. Guli's Spring /Summer 2012 collection presents the old ethnic traditions with the modern culture of Uzbekistan, this was clearly reflected in the nomadic and gypsy like ensemble, but with a casual modernity. The modern take comes across clearly in the womens dresses with the vibrant colors and form fitting bodest. Several pieces had outstanding rouching and draping, but still maintained its casual vibe. I'm particularly taken by the men's clothing- there's always something attractive about cool, casual, and understated- specially in loose fitting rich linen garments. From khakis to color, when executed well, linen, is a wonderful supple fabric that gives a worldly traveler look- in this case lending to the notion of a 'Chic-nomad'.
|One of my favorite men's ensemble, I LIVE for this fringe scarf|