I’m not ashamed to admit it. I fell in love last season when I was at the tents. There was a designer who had barely made it onto my radar, but for some reason I attended her show. And I fell in love.
If you’re my friend on facebook or you follow me on twitter, this is a song that you know the lyrics to already. But I don’t care. Since it’s my favorite song, I’m singing it anyway. Roland quite literally took the industry by storm when she released her first collection at age 42 – instantly winning over critics and gaining a huge celebrity following. Her red carpet looks are to. die. for. Yes my friends, when I die please make sure I’m wearing Pamella Roland.
Her fall 2010 collection was inspired by Venetian Glamour, and I was inspired as well. Inspired to go out and buy it all. True story. Ah, the fashion writer’s dilemma. The collection was extensive, from chunky, colorful knits, regal purple gowns that were dripping with sophistication, and fresh takes on the wool shift dress. The evening gowns, always a favorite of mine (I blame the Princess complex), were nothing short of stunning. Roland sent a final piece down the runway – a bridal gown – which was simply a perfect, airy confection that seemed to float down the runway.
I threw a few photos that I took from my seat during the show into the graphic above, but if you really want a good feel for the show, check out the video below courtesy of IMG. Some of the best 3:40 of your day, I promise.
Swoon with me in the comments, please.