By: Alexis Schroeder
Images by: Andrew Manart
Could I have been more thrilled? I don’t think so! Sally Lapointe is ahead of the curve this fall 2012. As I waited to enter the loft to her show, blue background lighting surrounded me before I made my way up several flights of stairs to see her masterpiece collection. Once I entered, the vibe was a soul-vibrating, deep energy. Lights hanging from the ceiling dangled passed my knees as I made my way to my seat. The runway was illuminated by rusty hanging lamps, while the setting was an exclusive warehouse. Already, I felt like it was a forbidden pleasure. Her inspiration found its heart in Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” which she quoted her collection as, “An emotional and beautiful narrative about one’s transformation and the adverse effects that follow.”
The color palettes chosen ranged from wintery ivory, oatmeal wools, navy, metallic gold, taupe, maroon plums, coffee brown and sleek black. Lapointe’s gold ensembles highlighted the metamorphosis of the collection; it was the revival of the dark adverseness, especially with the gold metallic jersey backless dress. As the smoke kept rising around the models as they fiercely cascaded down the catwalk, I was excited by a black satin mini dress with a high umpire midriff, followed by a black satin lace full cape dress. To die for! Lace, along with leather gloves was ubiquitous throughout her collection.
Her two best of show outfits included an ivory silk cashmere knit sweater paired with an ivory suede charmeuse shirt and a vanilla pleated chiffon trouser. This trouser is the new staple in every woman’s closet! It’s brilliantly chic. Although, very hard to decide, my second favorite outfit was Ms. Lapointe’s leather dress with lace sleeves a black chiffon skirt that had a descending hem line, gradually reaching the floor in the back.
Sally Lapointe’s fall 2012 collection will have all the ladies born with that edgy coolness ready to shop! Perfectly, she dresses the girl that doesn’t have to say much to still have a killer attitude and style.