by MIKE CHAIKEN
Thoughts of cotton candy, Degas, and the royal court of Louis XIV ran through my mind during the runway show of the Elena Collection at Style Fashion Week in New York City on Sept. 9.
The show may have been staged inside the hardened iron armor of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum—a mothballed aircraft carrier docked along the Hudson River. But there was nothing hard about this collection for young girls and teens. The line presented on the runway by Elena Collection was soft and airy. The color palette leaned toward soft pastels.
Silhouettes echoed the dancers found in the paintings of Alexander Degas. Other silhouettes seemed influenced by the film “Barry Lyndon” when the title character was found cavorting among the elite of 18th century French society. And the tulle and wide skirts looked like cotton candy balls turned life-size.
The dresses of Elena Collection seemed perfect for their intended purposes: flower girl, quincenaras, and prom.
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