Don O’Neill most certainly won us over as fans with his Fall 2011 and Resort 2011 Collections for THEIA. So we were looking forward to what he would come up with for the Spring 2012 Collection. Needless to say, he didn’t disappoint!
Watch our video of the complete collection, hear about it first hand from designer Don O’Neill and discover why THEIA has quickly become a celebrity fave!
The THEIA Spring 2012 Collection takes its inspiration from Chloris the Goddess of Flowers, Nature and Spring. The collection focuses on the transformation of the dark wintry landscape into lush greenery and carpets of flowers.
Showing a series of Black & White dresses and gowns, some with laser cut fabric discs that gave a wintry snowy feeling, Mr. O’Neill achieves the transformation to Spring with a gradual progression of colors. The Black & White’s give way to mossy and then more verdant greens, which then explode in floral tones of violet, oranges and fuchsias, concluding with bright yellow sunshine.
Transparency being important to this collection, softly flowing floral watercolor prints with sheer yokes and 3-Dimensional flowers floating over and across the gowns give the collection a light and airy feeling. Other gowns play with transparency by elaborate layering of organza into brilliantly constructed gowns that achieve volume while still maintaining an ephemeral feeling.
Of course THEIA’s signature glamorous beaded pieces are also present, with the addition of form fitting beaded gowns to the already popular line of beaded cocktail dresses.
In addition, this collection marks the debut of THEIA’s new line of “Daycassion” dresses. Suitable for those special occasions where a total evening look would not be appropriate, these elegant and special dresses can also go from day to evening with the addition of the right jewelry.
Once again, THEIA has given us a collection that we look forward to seeing on the Red Carpet and more importantly at cocktail parties and events on women we personally know and adore!
Video Photography by Nicholas Waickman