Friday, October 12, 2012

Miguel Antoinne Store Opening

Miguel Antoinne Spring 2013 collection
on the runway last night at the store.

The event was held at his new store at 39 Wooster Street, Soho. It featured a dj, savory appetizers and a runway presentation of his Spring 2013 collection. The crowd was an eclectic mix of downtown artists, fashionistas and sports figures. The guests were treated to a variety of hors d'œuvre such as caviar and mini grilled cheese sandwiches with champagne, beer and cocktails served throughout the evening -- all with accompanying music by a dj.

Both the men's and women's collections on sale featured a predominantly black & white palette - many pieces showing beautiful leather accents, creative textures and cutting edge details. The show featured models wearing Miguel's latest designs in evening and casual rtw.

Miguel Antoinne FW12 “Night Glamour” Collection
Model: Milena- Wilhelmina, Photography: Eli Schmidt, Styling: Miguel Antoinne

After the show, I spoke with Miguel, a 2011 winner of a  FGI Rising Star Award,  about his designs.   He said, "(he) works with a canvas of black and white with splashes of color. My focus is on building the brand. I search for the best fabrics imported from Italy and Japan in order to make an individualistic statement. This is my only store and I just want to produce the most beautiful pieces I can." He was quite humble and approachable, and it was the vibe throughout the event from the salespeople to the models.

Among the guests were Giants stars Andre Brown and Ramsay Barden. Ramsay said "the designs are great, the cut is great and when you are very tall it is hard to find great designs that are long enough to fit your body and Miguel does just that. He fits the clothing to your body". Andre Brown was also very excited to wear his trench and pea coats on his upcoming trip to London.

Party guests left with a goody bag filled with delicious truffle popcorn. However, that was only part of the treats awaiting them. Outside was a sweet truck filled with cookies brownies coffees and cappuccinos. This was a fitting and savory end to a delightful evening.

Press for the event was ably handled by Deborah Hughes Public Relations.

- Lieba Nesis

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