Tis the 2nd time I attended Hong Kong Fashion Week. The last time I shot the models on the runway in Fall/Winter collections 2010 by sum brilliant young emergin' local Hong Kong designers' in January. Bein' 17 years old, Hong Kong Fashion Week's evolved into one of the biggest and most glamorous fashion events of its kind in the world, and I was thrilled it drew in not only the Hong Kong-based designers but also the leadin' ones frm the Asia-Pacific region and around the globe to present their latest collections for Spring/Summer 2011. The Norwegian designer Espen Salberg who's been based in Bali, Indonesia for nearly 4 years where he cultivates his interests for fashion design's one of 'em.
Espen Salberg Spring/Summer 2011 collection runway show titled “Non Solo Bianco” took place on the mornin' of 6th July, the 2nd day of Hong Kong Fashion Week in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. The stage's clean, modern and was minimally set to allow audiences to focus on the collection itself. As the name “Non Solo Bianco” meanin' not only white in Italian suggests, there're more colors other than white in tis collection, which color palette ranges frm white, beige and black to animal and black/white graphic prints. The collection consists of 5 groups, separatin' for day and evenin' as well as short cocktail and evenin' gowns. The inspiration's the cool feelin' the color white givs to a sun-kissed skin but not only.
Group 1's purely white featurin' unfussy and clean lines. Silhouettes are simple yet made especially feminine and sexy by the predominant use of soft jersey fabric with a slight stretch and a comfy handfeel, which fit a female body perfectly.
Group 1: Pure white
The models in the pure white jumpsuits of an absolutely feminine and flowy silhouette were juz like the livin' goddesses on the runway.
A gold waistband completed tis gorgeous look.
The silhouette's consistently sexy fittin' a female body perfectly. A display of whole of the model's back naked surely wows yuu.
Group 2: Patterns dat pop! Timeless black/white graphic prints
In spite of the simple and wearable designs, tis collection's not without details; in fact, it has plenty to appeal to female consumers – animal prints on chiffon, heavy pleats and drapes, ruffles, bead embroidery, yuu name it.
Group 3: Wild animal prints
Animal prints symbolize an inherent wildness in women's. The bra top with pleated cropped pants and the long leopard print chiffon overlay tank are super hoootttt!!!
One of my favorite outfits, classic animal prints in a beautiful camel color truly accentuate formal business attire.
The romantic ruffles blouse with wild animal print chiffon skirt creates an interestin' contrast.
Group 4: Pure black
The pleated top embellished with tonal sequins and fringes
The mysterious and sexy black off shoulder beaded chiffon tunic's certainly the best pick for evenin' cocktails.
The last group focuses on evenin' gowns and couture dresses inspired by dance floor costumes. The models looked stunnin' in the finely crafted floor length dresses with an exaggerated mermaid hem or floor-sweepin' fishtail tulle train, which remind of special costumes for the Viennese Waltz. Soft Nets, cotton, organza and tulle are worked in great harmony to produce Espen Salberg's signature couture look.
Group 5: One glamorous nite
The model in the tea length pannier skirt in which the panniers are a strikin' touch to the outfit
The full floor length 3-tiered organza dress in black, glamorous yet timeless!!
Yuu can't miss dat exaggerated tulle mermaid hem and floor-sweepin' fishtail train frm tis evenin' group, simply fab!!
The Indonesian-based Norwegian designer Espen Salberg
Salberg chose Eartha Kitt's “C'est si bon” as runway music to be played in the background, which incredibly enhanced femininity and sexiness of his collection on the runway. Ow du I like the show? The song's said it all – it's sooooo GUD!!!