INSPIRATION: Alchemy and seven metals (lead, tin, copper, iron, mercury, silver, gold).
TOP LOOKS: Black mesh-paneled bodysuit worn with a sheer gold cape, a mesh mini-dress layered with coiling multicolored yarn-like fabric, a sculptural dress in metallic blue.
ACCESSORIES: Leggings with swirls of cut-out mesh, black stiletto booties.
WHO WAS THERE: Robert Verdi and a slew of artsy fashionistas.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: The threeASFOUR designers really know how to stage a fashion show. Fifteen hauntingly beautiful models (with crimped hair and coiling locks) gathered in a circle, while one ring leader wearing a mini-dress built out of coiled and fused yarn-like fabric hit a gong, which signaled the ladies to move counterclockwise, until they spun out of the circle and walked down the runway.
While the artful clothing might not sell off the racks (except those amazing mesh-paneled leggings and bodysuits that complimented almost every look), each piece was more inspiring than the next. It was obvious that the fashion collective that makes up threeASFOUR put everything into this collection. The moved audience showed their appreciation with boisterous applause.