Fashion designer Douglas Hannant debuted his Fall 2007 collection at Gotham Hall on Thursday, February 1, 2007, marking the designer’s tenth year in the fashion industry.
Inspired by the Renaissance, Douglas Hannant worked with a rich, sophisticated and quiet palette of colors, including toned-down shades, such as blueberry, gray and raspberry. The collection embraced a sense of balance and romanticism incorporating renaissance details and luxurious fabrics, juxtaposed with a sleek modern silhouette. The designs are simple in shape but rich in fabrication and texture. “There is nothing basic in the collection, each piece is a jewel,” says Hannant.
The designer inserted corsetry laces in the seams of a fitted velvet jacket and at the back of a strapless gown. Models strutted down in cocktail dresses of metallic tweed coupled with puffed poet’s sleeves or a ticked ruffle at the hem. Tiny silk pleats cascaded from a ruff, accented with a contrasting velvet bow. Flirty flapper dresses, one in tiers of gold chain fringe, another in black ostrich feathers and a sequin tunic emanated the sexy and sleek silhouette of Douglas’ designs.
Guests included Oscar winner Marlee Maitlin, Soprano star Lorraine Bracco, Stella Keitel, Valesca Guerrand-Hermes, Carson Kressley, Ella Krasner, Michele Gerber Klein, Olivia Palermo, Patty Raynes, Somers Farkas, Debbie Bancroft, Dennis Basso, Vanessa von Bismark, Muffie Potter Aston, Kim Heirston, Luigi Tadini, Leslie Stevens, Felicia Taylor, and CeCe Cord.
The collection is available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and the finest boutiques nationwide.
About Douglass Hannant
Douglas Hannant, a native of Illinois, relocated to New York City in 1988 after having earned a Fine Arts degree from Missouri State University. His education continued at the Fashion Institute of Technology where his inherent design talent and affinity for luxury quickly became apparent. After graduating from FIT, he had several stints in visual display before launching his first collection in the fall of 1996. With his debut collection, he intended to fill a void in the American luxury market with his “Modern Classics.”
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