With equal parts mythology, Hollywood Regency and modern edge, renowned designer Sue Wong presented her rock opera “Fairies and Sirens” during Style Fashion Week at The Reef in Los Angeles. Before the show began, she was awarded the Tiffany Lifetime Achievement Award for her enduring legacy of design and in true Hollywood style, the award was presented by debonair actor Vincent De Paul and rockstar Dave Navarro.
Adorned in headdresses by Miss G and Kicka Custom Design, models took the runway in an array of flowing silk, intricate pleats, layered feathers, ethereal petals, hand-beadwork and embroidery. Spearheaded by Wong’s mantra of “Beauty. Magic. Transformation.”, the collection takes its cue from the duality of femininity itself, the interplay of light and dark and dance of the romantic fairy with the seductive siren. Ball gowns, sheaths, short cocktail dresses and powerful capes showed a diversity of styles that can stand alone or be mixed and matched.
The show and looks were sectioned into: lightly hued gowns of “Twilight”, the floral details of “Labyrinth”, richly platinum colored “Chiaroscuro”, the vibrant “Kaleidoscope”, black and white looks of “Dawn and Dust”, vintage and sensual “Gothic Romance”, dark and dangerous black gowns of “Mephisto” and the goddess light of “Transcendence”. My personal favorite was a showstopper amongst a parade of showstoppers: Sue Wong’s Lesley, a black/platinum long one-shoulder tango dress with a beaded embroidered torso and tiered fringe-skirt. – JD