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NYFW: Yoana Baraschi Spring 2011 Collection

Yoana Baraschi

“A woman fierce in spirit, yet feminine.  A beauty that shines through our mundane universe.  A winged creature, bird of flight, mysterious seductress, fallen angel, entering our world and morphing into a mesmerizing being that astounds.”

Yesterday afternoon at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Box of Lincoln Center, I had the pleasure of viewing Yoana’s Baraschi’s Spring 2011 collection whereby this season was all about the fearless, free-spirited woman with style, grace and femininity at her core.  Her collection had all vintage references from the 70s and 90s with a twist of youthfulness.  The color palette had the ranges of sun-kissed shades of coral, lemon, lavender and aqua.

The Spring collection consist of a mixture of 70’s and 90’s sportswear classics reinvented with a modern touch of graphic prints, timeless florals, and animal prints.  The concept inspired by the reminiscent of 70’s Romy Schneider of Gena Rowlands in John Cassavetes films.  This is a strong collection as the pattern/ print combinations were paired hand in hand from polka dots with stripes to florals with plaid, the collection lends itself to a great addition to anyone’s closet.  In particular, I was drawn to the printed patterns and pairing between knit sailor stripe blazer with rose stretch silk georgette; baroque floral print tank dress in silk georgette; and the silk caftan in hummingbird print paired with wide legs and platforms.

Yoana Baraschi

Image Credit:  Michelle Peredo

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