New York Fashion Week F/W 2012: NORISOL FERRARI


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Norisol Ferrari was a very early morning presentation, but in my opinion was kinda late in its point of view.  Norisol Ferrari’s internship at Carol Little Furs was clearly a strong point of her vision but her eagerness to be inspired by the drag-queens and nightlife impresarios theatrical appearance left the collection very scattered and overly dramatic.  This in my opinion lead to a very in-cohesive, mismatched, misguided collection.
The good of the exhibition lay in Norisol Ferrari’s aforementioned early beginnings in fur.  Her point of view was well received in the belted sheared fur vests and oversize hooded exotic skinned jacket that was styled with an excellently cut leather vest and pants that had an intricate lacing system up the front.  She also triumphed while playing around in the colour blocking segment when showing the brown and black sweetheart dress that had a very modern cut at the top as she did with the double breasted jacket that gave a short sleeve illusion that was paired with leather leggings. The striped back paneling of another bustier mermaid dress was where the theatrical went amazing.  This led to the play on texture blocking which wasn’t that bad either when done with the snake print skirt that was worn with a peacoat; however it just appeared to be too simple for the stage that is Lincoln Center.
Now about the bad… or perhaps just misplaced.  There was a thick winter lace mermaid gown worn with a bolero jacket that seemed to be the consistent silhouette of choice, still the dress felt dated with the cap sleeve.  Then came the hooded diagonal paneled coat-dress…. Not sure what she was going for but the was a aura of the pieces made some come off as period pieces and not fashion forward/innovative enough.  This led me to think that not even the dynamic designing modelling twin duo that is cocoa&breezy could bring this collection to life; which whom were the only live action models for the presentation.  Now while they might have been the muses for the collection, and i could easily see them pulling off most if not all pieces due to their personal style; however some of the pieces were just too simple among the theatrical pieces.  This led to an inconsistent and occasionally bland exhibition.  Hopefully in upcoming collections that will be Norisol Ferrari, she will stick to her strong points in fur and draw a slimmer margin between her exuberant theatrical pieces and her more plain work thus giving her the ability to edit a little better and creating the collection we all know she is capable of.  


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