B Michael, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
B. Michael, the American couturier and ready-to-wear designer whose eponymous label is among the most coveted by stylish and accomplished women around the world, presented the Fall/Winter 2013 b Michael Couture Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on the evening of Wednesday, February 13. The b Michael America Couture Collection for Fall/Winter 2013 is comprised of 32 opulent and modern looks, which the designer created to reflect the essence of our most magnificent sense of self. Flirting with imagination and extravagant notions of style, the Collection offers an array of textures ranging from silk satin and tapestry to chiffon and crocheted lace, with womanly silhouettes. The palette is rich with saturated jewel tones and textured black.
Highlights of the Collection include: a sapphire, silk-satin sheath; a black ribbon and tulle embroidered Spanish lace off-shoulder Cossack gown; a yellow-gold metallic silk wool boucle halter-cut dress; and a ruby and platinum silk/wool tapestry elongated trumpet gown.
"This Collection was inspired by beauty and the beauty of life, as I imagined the women who would wear these dresses in the various scenarios that comprise their lives. This is unabashed elegance and opulence and I really wanted to celebrate women and embrace life to the fullest," adds B Michael.
More than 400 luminaries, industry leaders and members of the press attended the Show, befitting thedesigner whose collection debuted in 1999 and is known for clean lines, sophisticated use of color and lattering silhouettes.
Among the luminaries in attendance were:
Amsale Aberra, wedding gown designer
Lydia Carlston, philanthropist
Kathryn Chenault, attorney, philanthropist and wife of American Express CEO Ken Chenault
Amy Fine Collins, Vanity Fair contributing editor and b Michael muse
Mikki Garth-Taylor, author and former beauty editor, Essence
Star Jones, attorney and TV personality
Tina Lundgren, philanthropist and wife of Macy's CEO Terry J. Lundgren
Condola Rashad, actress,