“Dark Innocence”, the stunning Fall 2014 evening wear collection by Venezuelan-born and NYC-based designer Angel Sanchez, is a masterful play of opposites. Restrained and Opulent. Haunting and Luminous. Edgy and Feminine. Ultra-modern and classic. Imbued with the designer’s trademark goddess-worthy elegance and exquisite craftsmanship.
While entranced by Angel’s magnificent show, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Cocteau’s “La Belle et la Bête” (a cinematic masterpiece and all-time favorite). Though the film’s fashion aesthetic is far more ornate than Angel’s sleek architectural collection, they both capture a mystery and magic that I love. As the consummate sun worshiper, I’m continually awed by and drawn to blazing sunsets and that glorious golden light, but with this visual reference as our guide we set out to capture this jaw-dropping glam gown in a different light. To explore a world of contrast and shadows. To take a walk on the dark side.
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9 thoughts on “Dark Innocence”
I love the top photo showing your dramatic eyes! Reminds me of the “how-to” videos you published way back. Hope you can do those again! Please, please, please Ndoema 🙂
I don’t think the gown would have the same effect if the hues were bright and bubbly.
Black is beautiful.
Sophisticated. Daring. Classic.
Kudos Angel Sanchez!
Ndoema you look smashing, love.
I’ve always been a fan of the classic. I love the length! The cutout is so contemporary! Angel Sanchez ingeniously fused both worlds!
I appreciate how you feature upcoming designers and sharing the links to showcase their collection. Free advertising! It’s so generous and kind of you ♥
This is definitely a red carpet look! I love the drama of the cutouts!
U gotta be tall enough, and lean enough to rock this gown! Tailor-made for you!
You have an amazing bod Global Girl! Goddess.
Oh wow! This dress definitely flatters the figure. I don’t think my curves are in the right places to give this gown justice, haha! But I love it!