Sunday, February 3, 2008

Fashion Week: Nabe by Victorya Hong

Victorya Hong's Na-Be collection proved that there is life after being eliminated from Bravo TV's famed Project Runway, and it's rocking to an 80s beat at Fashion Week. Hong's packed show -- with current Runway contestant Christian Siriano at its presence (he lent his sewing skills to this collection) -- featured outfits that showed flair, focus and a fondness for all things 80s.

A lean, youthful silhouette showcased a retro palette of off-white, gray, blue and lots of black, with welcome flashes of neon yellow and purple. Looks "sampled" 80s details -- shawl collars adorned both simply cut sleeveless tunic tops and dresses.

Jackets were worn with cuffs rolled up, exposing contrasting lining, and were layered over simple tops and short shirts or pleated front slim trousers. Waistlines were clearly defined, cinched in with wide black belts.

Dresses were the strongest pieces in the collection, including a royal purple satin sleeveless dress with low cut shawl collar and a little black dress with a surprise neon yellow criss-cross strap back.

With an ambitious collection that showed humor, nostalgia and maturity, Hong has made it work". -- Julie Yee

Photos from top: Nabe by Victorya Hong

Photo source: Getty Images

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