Nestled on the fourth floor of a Soho building that's dominated by Scholastic offices, Seamless Showroom is home to a veritable treasure chest of contemporary women's wear by some of the fashion industry's brightest up and comers. The showroom was filled with a full range of looks, from trendy LA to young sophisticated New York. Stylist Lindsi Lane has handpicked looks from three Seamless designers, Thara, Alisha Levine, and La Fée Verte, to walk to the runway at tonight's I Want Now fashion event for Haiti relief at Tenjune.
New York native Alisha Levine considers her current collection "the modern woman's answer to effortless chic." Looking at the pieces, I could see exactly why any woman would feel not only confident, but comfortable as well. Impeccable pieces showcased her incredible talent for creating feminine silhouettes with a subtle, yet assertive, edge. The collection hosted a plethora of fabrics and materials including amazing silks, cashmere-like knits, and fun sequined patch pockets. There were fun blouses available for corporate occasions, whilst playful knits were shown in vibrant colors of burnt orange and lime green.
- Thara, the eponymous line from designer Tawanna Thara, created a fall collection that was full of young wit and experimentation. Launched in Spring 2010, Thara is focused on "how everyday women want to feel; comfortable, effortlessly sexy and memorable." The silhouettes may seem simple to the naked eye, but a closer look reveals a whole host of intricacies and details that give each piece an elevated sophistication. The designer played with staple pieces, only to put a twisted touch on everything, and visual details were altered into full-functioning quips.
- Lingerie, loungewear and hosiery label La Fée Verte breaks the boundary between functional clothing and underwear-as-outerwear for the trendy badass. In what might have been our favorite bevy, we saw leather pants, shiny silk-like sheer blouses, and chunky knits we'd love to wrap ourselves into. Alongside these wear-anywhere items were bold and luxuriously-hued bras and panties for a flirty look that isn't too girly.