Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ladies Who Lunch: THEIA Fall 2012 on the Runway!

Reaching a gigantic milestone, THEIA presented its first runway show ever for the Fall 2012 Collection.  Designed by Don O’Neill, the line has been gathering momentum with numerous red carpet spottings, including Oprah Winfrey at the Academy Awards.  We spoke to all of the key players that made the show come together, so kick back and enjoy the gorgeous show and the fantastic interviews!

For THEIA Fall 2012, Don O’Neill took his inspiration from the Goddess Athena as a symbol of strength for all women.  Keeping on theme, the silhouettes in the collection had an emphasis on strong shoulder shapes or of strongly accenting the shoulders.  Shapes ranged from sleek and sexy to ball gowns that will bring the princess out in anyone.

As usual, Mr. O’Neill embellished the gowns with exquisite beadwork and sequins, each gown a jeweled work of art accented by jeweled headpieces/helmuts that symbolized Athena’s power and “the warrior within” each woman.

Dramatically different from past collections that were overflowing with vibrant colors, THEIA Fall 2012 is dominated by black.  While there are a few amethyst pieces, three multi-colored prints and a number of silver outfits, black rules this collection and does so to dramatic effect.  With each gown gorgeously cut and the perfect amount of embellishment, Mr. O’Neill takes black to a whole new level.

THEIA Fall 2012 presented beautifully on the runway and proved that the line is up to the challenge of stepping into the ring with the big players!  I am already looking forward to their next runway show for Spring 2012 in September.

Video Photography Mariana Leung

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