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Carmen Marc Valvo  NY Fashion Week Fall 2006

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Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2006

The breathtaking beauty of the Arctic as interpreted by the oil paintings of Helmut Ditch were the muse for the Carmen Marc Valvo fall 2006 collection. Simply put, this means a stark, monochromatic color palette: black and winter white, accented with a hint of ice blue and cerulean

Carmen manages to evoke a tranquil harmony with his collection. The ivory shutterpleat sheered mink coat paired with a black cashmere turtleneck glowed on the runway, as did the ivory double face wool dress. This is a collection for a woman who wants to feel comfortable, sexy and exude luxury all at once. This isnít about nonsensical luxury; it is about an essential joie de vivre that only some garments can provide. This means an ivory satin and lace patchwork strapless gown or a cerulean metallic brocade gown. Carmenís use of Chantilly lace and chiffons as complements to the fur pieces and double-faced cashmeres is masterful.

Carmen Marc Valvo
530 Seventh Ave., 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Contact: Frank Pulice
T: 212-944-7370 x237
F: 212-944-8074

Written by: Kenyatta D. Pious
Photos: C. Yohance DeLoatch
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