TAKING INSPIRATION FROM BRAZIL FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2013
There is no doubt that Farah Angsana designs for women with disposable income, and lots of it. Her looks are glamourous, feminine and unapologetically upscale.
For Spring/Summer 2013, Angsana took her inspiration from Brazil, with the unmistakable touches of her Asian roots. The colors she sent down the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week were bold and bright, the patterns decisive and graphic.
She doesn’t do every day wear. These dresses, whether long or short, just scream “special occasion”. Every piece has its share of bling, so it’s bright, but never garish. One gown, with a gold embroidered top and see-through skirt with rows of brilliantly colored feathers was nothing short of stunning. A shorter cocktail dress popped in green and orange with a big, black print pattern. Another was softer, with a gentle floral pattern, but still sparkled. These are looks that defy description. They have to be seen to be understood.
Look after look in bright, royal blue, incandescent yellow or soft salmon were made for the woman who’s not afraid to be noticed.
Her final look down the runway seemed to ground the rest of the collection. It was no less intricate and complex than the rest, another see-through gown embellished with feathers, but this was all grey, black and white. And it seemed to add a certain quiet elegance to a very loud collection.
Always designed with the confident woman in mind, Farah Angsana creates the clothes that dreams are made of.
Photography: Anton Brookes