Janelle Funari channels a melange of influences



If you look at fashion designer Janelle Funari’s website, you see a lot of bridal wear. When she designs for girls and young women, her designs favored flower girls and maids of honor.

But there are hints of more creativity lurking in her press pages, where she cites fashion editorials and celebrity sightings in her appareal.

At Style Fashion Week on Sept 9, the line she presented for girls and teenage girls offered up a hodgepodge of influences that although they might appear to work on paper worked nicely on the runway.

There were touches of glam rock (via David Bowie), touches of the Near, Middle, and Far East, and there were touches of Woodstock-era hippies. Fabric choices did not seem obvious but they worked on the extensive line, which also featured a couple of pieces on some bulldog (?!).

This is what we saw inside The Intrepid – Sea, Air, and Space Museum along the Hudson River in New York City.