While the designers' names may not be easily recognized, it was simple to identify Kelly Bensimon of The Real Housewives of New York City sitting in the front row with a unknown male companion. Benisom, who later tweeted that "the argentina group show was amazing," got an up-close view of the motley crew of designers that presented their Spring 2011 lines. Hot trends and head-scratchers seemed the be the theme. While you may not go for the 12-inch tall bobbie hat, leather shin guards, or a long-haired mohawk, you could definitely walk away with a few instant ideas of what the upcoming season will look like.
La Dolfina Polo Lifestyle Collection showed fitted riding pants and vests that may look everyday chic, as long as not worn together or with a riding helmet. For a more mainstream ensemble, try pairing them with a soft, flowing blouse or sweater and tall utility boots. Laura Valenzuela created a beautiful display of lace, tulle, silk, feathers, and flowers which combined for an ultra feminine, fairy tail-esque look. Modern, sleek and sexy silhouettes were the focus of Evangelina Bomparola's collection of evening dresses and low-cut onesies in classic black and pale pink, completed with gold cuff bracelets and volumous, bouncy hair.
Marcelo Senra gave a nod to a native Argentinian look with a mix of fabrics in bold shades of yellow, purple, and neutrals. In the case of Maria Pryor, the collection was a bit eerie before the clothes were even seen, accompanied by music out of a horror movie. However, they were a great examples of exquisite tailoring, especially in jackets and blazers. Lastly was the collection of Pablo Ramirez, a real visionary it seems. However, it's hard to image where you could wear any of his designs. Perhaps in an adaptation of a classic play set sometime in the early 20th century, but let's just say you wont see Kelly Bensimon walking out of Lincoln Center wearing any of it.