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A series of three beaded goddess gowns showed that Sarafpour can do fancy.

Still, daywear is her strong suit, especially black-and-white pieces that would be basic if they weren’t so finely crafted.

She offered a gray wool-jersey dress with a dropped waist and a lace insert, and black wool flounce skirt that looked like a ribbon was pulled through the hem like icing on a cake. The skirt was worn with an oversized hand-knit turtleneck.


Mohapatra captured a smoldering, sophisticated look, offering razor-sharp silhouettes with rich textures and architectural lines.

He cut out a shoulder here, an exaggerated slit there. He played the sheerness of chiffon off the dense luxury of fur and embroidery.

“These are my sinister, glamorous clothes,” Mohapatra said.


The menswear-inspired collection was all woman.

A man just wouldn’t look right in that Lurex-stripe tux top of a mink sweatshirt with leather trim _ even worn as a model did on the catwalk with a slim, wool “boy pant.”

The collection “celebrates the strength and power of artistic femininity and the discovery of seductive sensuality,” Azrouel explained in his notes.


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