Paola Hernandez presented her Fall 11 collection, titled “A Look Within,” at the W New York on Sunday February 13th during Fashion Week. Set up in two suites, 13 models, both male and female, wore Paola’s fall looks that ranged from layered corset dresses to long wool layered coats.The collection was based on the idea of balance. It was shown through the simple colors, black and grey. This was paired with a silver lining, suggesting light and revealing the power for creation within.
The presentation consisted of a mix between models and actual artists from the New York Academy of Art. The authenticity of the artists highlighted the concept behind the collection.
Guests, while sipping on Perrier and Whiskey Sours provided by Auchentoshan, were able to actually observe the artists creating, whether it was painting, sculpting, drawing, or writing.
The hair was styled by Jenny B. and the CUTLER team and the make-up by Lyne Desnoyers and the MAC Pro Team.
Artists: Gary Murphy, Nic Rad, Loretta Hirsch, Alison Simmons, Monica Olsen, Elina Anatole, Charlotte Sometimes.
Models: Veronika from Ford, Hil from Elite; Gabriel, Sam and Jason from NY Models.
Photos by: Marc Hall and Jay Marroquin.
Paola designed several pieces for Global Glam, a project created by the W Hotels. The pieces were showcased at the presentation at the Box at Lincoln Center on Thursday February 10th. They will be selling at the W boutiques beginning of August 2011.