For Fall 2012, designer Joy Ciosi presented a collection full of intricate details and bold prints, giving it a richness and depth that made it a stand out among the Fall Collections at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
With a theme of Seductive Survival, Joy Ciosi explored all aspects of the theme in both subtle and dramatic ways. Some of the drama was conveyed through prints which were inspired by shedded snake skin, the wing of an owl and leopards in a vibrant palette of reds, oranges, purples and blues. For the more subtle explorations of her theme Ms. Ciosi manipulated her fabrics by washing, pleating, deconstructing them and playing with the drape in ways that gave the collection a couture feel.
Each piece in the collection was well thought out and finished with sumptuous trims, piping, flowers and ruffles. The embellishments added a femininity to a collection that also emphasized a woman’s strength. Presenting looks that can take the modern woman through all aspects of her day from office through evening, Joy Ciosi showed us a strong focused collection that truly marries practicality with fantasy and luxury.