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Loris Diran  NY Fashion Week Spring 2007

Fashion Ledge - Loris Diran
A Man Apart: Loris Diran Spring 2007

Loris Diran's Spring 07 Collection was literally a breath taker. As is often the case nowadays in fashion, designers cheat and connive alluring consumers and fashion insiders alike with a gimmick. Here comes Loris Diran, whose smart and witty collection focuses on the value of cut, fabrication and application of hand finishing techniques. Inspired by images of Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, David Hemmings and the model Verushka in the film "Blow Up," we were taken on a fascinating journey. Diran's collection of menís suits and elegant womenís separates, reminds us of what fashion is about. Extremely tailored and sharp menís suits were combined with graceful womenís garments.

With a soft and ethereal color palette of grays, tans, lavender and aqua, Diran focused on exhibiting his expert skills as a fabric craftsman. In speaking with Diran, he mentioned that it only makes sense for him to design womenís wear as well as menís: "One should not design womenís without menís" or vice versa. For the womenís garments, Diran contemplated what matron would accompany his beau. In essence, his collection was shown to illustrate how Diran's stately couple should stylishly dress. Diran's elegant silk separates should remain in bold on many a retailers list!

As for menís wear, Diran stayed true to form, showing menís wear in crafty cashmeres, linens, satins, and wools. A personal favorite was Diran's creased pearlized silver linen shirt and gray wool gabardine wide leg pant. For womenís garments, the editor picks were numerous. We eagerly look forward to Duran's next offering.

Womenís editor picks!
-chiffon mod lavender blossom blouse with cotton/ silk voile piped skirt
-white silk pique shift dress with black satin piping and lace trim
-black creased satin flat skirt with black and white abstract chiffon blouse
-smoke gray silk dupioni twill pant suit with cream charmeuse tank
-*aqua silk chiffon and lame gown

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Written by: Asanti Austin
Photos: Raymond Taylor
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