NYFW the Resort Shows: Pamella Roland RE18 Collection Presentation

It’s been said that while you’re out looking everywhere else for beauty, it’s usually right in your own backyard. In this case of inspiration for the Pamella Roland RE18 Collection, this sentiment is vastly true. You see, the acclaimed fashion designer found her inspiration for her 2018 Resort collection right in her own backyard – her backyard garden to be precise. Inspired by the variety of colors and textures of her garden, Pamella Roland presented a stunning collection of evening wear that included gowns, jumpsuits, separates, and cocktail dresses. The Collection presentation was held at luxury Italian Jeweller, BVLGARI.

Like her colorful garden, the Pamella Roland RE18 Collection featured a varied palette of geranium, violet, yellow, pale pink, metallics, black, white, and pretty floral prints. Several looks from the collection featured such embellishments as nude illusion, sequins, fringe, beading, and in some pieces, a combination of all these embellishments. Highlights from the collection included 3-D floral appliqués and multi-layered ruffles.

Our favorite look from the Pamella Roland RE18 Collection? The showstopping dark grey chiffon gown which featured tightly layered ombre ruffles that belled out into a voluminous skirt. The showstopper also boasted Rosettes and Roland’s sheer stripe paneling. We had the pleasure of getting an up-close and personal view of the spectacular gown in all its glory, which you can see in the photo and video below:

Isn’t this gown a dream? You can see why we couldn’t help but fall in love with this beauty. And speaking of beauty, another highlight of the evening was the attendance of Vanessa L. Williams, who is killing it as the HBIC on VH1’s Daytime Divas. Here she is below with Pamella Roland.

What are your thoughts on the Pamella Roland RE18 Collection Presentation? Which of these gorgeous looks were your favorites? We can’t wait to see what Pamella Roland delivers during NYFW the Shows in September.

Donna Morgan 2011 Fall/Holiday & 2012 Resort/Spring Collections

My curves (and I) are more than happy to discover a fabulous brand, though it’s not new, it is new to me and I could kick myself for not being more familiar with this female body loving collection. I had the pleasure of previewing the Donna Morgan 2011 Fall/Holiday Collection and 2012 Resort/Spring Collection – naturally I fell in love with everything I saw.

2011 Fall/Holiday Collection

For Fall/Holiday, modern looks, in both solid colors and bold geometric prints are found in matte jersey, textured knits, ponte and scuba fabrications that make any woman look instantly sophisticated. You will also find on trend touches such as ruching, draping, zippers, color blocking and leather detailing. What’s more, all the looks are perfect for an easy day to night transition.

2012 Resort/Spring Collection

For Resort/Spring 2012, color and softness is key for Donna Morgan. We see mustard, black/white prints, ivory, hot pink, coral, banana, etc in ultra feminine fabrics such as chiffon, silk, crepe jersey, lace that moves with the body. Lots of draping, more color blocking, asymmetrical lines and more bold prints dance throughout the collection. It’s no wonder this versatile collection is flattering to women of all sizes. To see petite-framed Camille Grammer and voluptuous Mo’Nique (both huge fans) looking uber fabulous in Donna Morgan dresses is the best testimonial to this dynamic brand’s flattering silhouettes.

Celebrity Photos Courtesy of Donna Morgan