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J Mendel  NY Fashion Week Spring 2005

Fashion Ledge - J Mendel
spring 2005 collection

Continuing his exploration of couture craftsmanship, designer gilles mendel creates a luxurious modern way for woman to dress for spring 2005. inspired by the grace of ginger rogers and the effortless cool of jeanne moreau. gilles mendel crafts airy feminine dresses and gowns in satin face chiffon, silk moussel1ne and silk crinkle chiffon. gowns with billowing clouds of hand painted silk tulle appear to glide down the runway. mendel modernizes late day dressing by raising hemlines above the knee, and allowing his women to choose from a variety of silhouettes.

"for late day my collection has a new sense of relaxed formality," says mendel. chiffon, canvas and fur are shown in a deliberately individual way. "i feel chic women dress according to how they feel rather than how designers may dictate," states gilles mendel. this luxurious nonchalance is also apparent in the personalized piaget charm bracelets worn by the models on the runway. the j. mendel collection is not only a mark of luxury and craftsmanship, but also of strong personal style

Photographed by C.Yohance DeLoatch
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