Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall '12. Pamella Roland Goes Luxe in Aspen.

Summary: In Pamella Roland‘s namesake AW12 collection the chic ski-bunny is taken from day to night: bundled up in elegant scarves, fur coats and gorgeous boots for the slopes, and overtaken by glamorous evening gowns for fabulous Aspen nighttime fetes.
There’s no question that Roland enjoys luxury. She’s known for her red carpet designs, and that attention to elegance is mirrored in every detail of this collection. Luxe fabrics are shaded in gleaming metallics or sultry hues of grey, charcoal and stone. Pops of color brighten the collection, in rich tones of plum, mustard yellow and fire red.
The silhouettes remain fairly clean-lined, but it’s in the details where Roland really shines. A floor-length plum gown with a train is embellished with a deeply draped cowl neck. A gorgeous sheer champagne gown features a metallic gold pattern that moves out from the center of the bodice like a butterfly, giving attention to a strong v-neckline and delicate winged cap sleeves. A vibrant gold pattern drips down the front of a silver coat, creating a fusion of colors that is breathtaking against a bold cream scarf and sheer charcoal tights.
Roland has a confident, feminine aesthetic, and she designs for confident women who generate luxury and glamour. The designer’s affinity for the red carpet shines in a gorgeous collection for fall.
Colors: White, indigo, grey, camel, ivory, black, plum, dark brown, stone, fire red, marigold, charcoal, champagne, silver, ice blue, emerald green, olive.
Fabrics and Textures: Coyote fur, cotton, denim, plaid, knit, wool, faux fox fur, flannel, embroidery, hand painting, fagotting, fox fur, aspen tree print, wrapped, tweed, jacquard, quilting, beading, plaid, georgette, wool crepe, sequins, feather, gabardine, pony, woodgrain print, corsetting, sheared beaver, silk crepe, pleating, crosshatching, satin chiffon, asymmetry, charmeuse, draping, tulle.
Key Looks: Plum stretch twill cowl front gown with beaded shoulder and open back; Fire red embroidered double wool crepe coat, black wool knit crew neck sweater, black/white Prince of Wales plaid pencil skirt; Black faux mink fur bolero with a strapless black jacquard side pleat dress with feather beaded hem.
—Amanda Aldinger
Photo: NYMag

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