Omnialuo by Zheng Luo Spring 2009
Omnialuo by Zheng Luo Spring 2009

NEW YORK, Oct 1, 2008 / FW/ — Extraordinarily special, as the first spring blossom- was the celebration of OMNIALUO by Zheng Luo Spring 2009 collection unveiled early September during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week here in New York.

When this exquisite ceremony opened with a pink and yellow tulle ruffled bubble dress with wide waistband and a pale yellow halter dress with raw edged ruffles of silk organza, the tone of sophisticated drapery and elegant fabric manipulation was established.

The collection was inspired by the effort to explore August style that would reflect modern aesthetics that would hence shape silhouettes that spoke confidence and grace. Cream and ivory set as the background for quiet pale pinks and yellows to peak through with surprising exquisite handwork and subtle craftsmanship. Rich gunmetal’s, grays and black balanced such feminine colors to create sophisticated pieces.

Full-bodied silk blouses were paired with this season’s silk front and back pleated mini short toped with sophisticated tuxedo jackets and emperor inspired vests. Hand painted silks was offered as gradated skirts and simple three quarter length sleeve dresses accentuated with artistic gunmetal dramatic necklaces. Tie neck embellished tunic blouses of yellows and creams lightly embroidered were featured with cropped pants and a-line skirts. Waistlines were raised on cream to navy or grey gradated dresses and enhanced with thin cherry belts placed with white and pink gradated silk floral strapless pieces as well.

The chilling night air of pre spring welcomed the early bloom of these gowns as they floated majestically down the runway. High asymmetrical necklines of mermaid skirted gowns molded and draped around the body in silk organza’s of creams and pinks. Mermaid skirts were also worn with feathered jackets with delicate embroidery and silk Asian inspired waistlines. Special pieces were featured as a champagne brocade overcoats black tulle cocktail dress with embroidered sequence detail and a true art of fashion sequined scaled feathered mini dress all of which was embrace with applause. Trains on these gowns did not trail but floated behind every step just like the light feather embellishing placed through out these evening designs.

The emotion of Zhen Lou was communicated through her inspiration of Tang poetry as nature was infused to express personality that brought western sensibility and eastern intuition together down the runway. If any collection could introduce Zhen Lou’s début into the United States, this was the one that embraced this sophisticated designer with open arms.

[Erica Reed]

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