Paula Hian to Show Abstract-Art Inspired Fall 2004 Collection
Paula Hian's Fall 2004 collection will hit the runway Tuesday, February 10 at
Fashion Week in Bryant Park. The show will take place at 5 p.m. at The Atelier
in the tents.
Fans of Hian will recognize her trademark sleek and modern designs that evoke
sexy glamour. The colors, details and combinations of patterns and shapes that
make up the
Paula Hian Fall 2004 collection are inspired by the abstract themes of eminent
such as Jean Dubuffet, Jackson Pollock and Ellsworth Kelly.
"This collection is bold and alive," says Hian. "The designs
incorporate color and structure
creating an abstract presence."
The fall 2004 designs, typified by clean lines and fluid, modern looks include
evening gowns and jumpsuits. The color palette, inspired by Pollock, Kelly and
features vibrant primary colors of red, yellow, blue, light blue, cream and
black with accents of
gold. Fabrics range from rich tweeds with nubby textures to heavy and light
Evening wear fabrics include silk crepe, georgette, and satin.
Items to watch include the first design that will grace the runway on Tuesday
- a dress featuring
an abstract combination of yellow jersey and blue tweed in the form of a hip-length
and full skirt. Other items include a cropped jacket and strapless dress in
Jackson Pollock splatter style.
"One of my favorites is inspired by the expressionistic sculptures of Dubuffet.
It's a jersey cut-up
dress with red, navy blue and cream colors with occasional stripes," says
On the runway, the hair, by Ricardo Rojas at Warren-Tricomi and Steven Dillon
Hershberger, mirrors the clean, structured and modern theme of Hian's collection.
makeup, by Steven Aturo using ZA Cosmetics, illuminates the sculptural and architectural
inspiration of the collection, resulting in a simple and strong, yet clean,
look that intensifies the
The abstract-art inspired collection radiates the luxury of ease message that
is at the heart of
Hian's basic design philosophy.
"The designs for fall remind me of scenic abstract landscapes," says
Hian. "I don't like looking
Photography by C. Yohance DeLoatch