While the vibe at the Rafael Cennamo Spring 2013 Presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was more like a lively black tie affair (complete with purple lights and champagne), the collection itself had a dreamy, nature-inspired feel. Structured architectural details and mermaid silhouettes were prominent.
The designer credited Japan as a huge inspiration, but with a color story of soft pastels like moon mist gray, silver breeze and oceanic wind, the sea was a leading influence. Delicate-looking beads and soft whorls reminiscent of a tidal pool were carried throughout the collection.
The majority of the gowns were clearly meant for the drama of the red carpet, the cocktail dresses would be fun — if decadent — attire for less formal occasions.