Still a freshman at Mercedes-Benz fashion week, Farah Angsana continues to be plagued by a lack of consistency and an absence of high-class glamour in her line. As we noted during previous shows, Angsana still does not seem to know how to blend commercial looks with the highbrow attitude of fashion week. Granted, the formula for success on the runway does not always include “wearability” in the equation – many of the most coveted looks are so outrageous that if worn by real people they would appear in Us Weekly’s back pages – but Angsana seems to always be leaning towards the direction of things that would be found in your local mall on the racks of Caché. Yikes.
The first look “out of the gate” during the show was a model wearing a silver fox coat, which she dramatically flung open at the top of the runway to reveal an embellished appliqué tulle corset similar to lingerie. The low points continued with chinchilla crystal-embellished vests and bright teal and orchid sequin-drenched colored party dresses. The key point here is that the line presented by Angsana would do best without the “embellished”, “appliqué”, “ruffled”, and “beaded” incorporated into her line. She also repeated the strapless and sky-high hem mistakes that we have seen in previous offerings.
The best looks were her brown and gold silk evening gowns, as they were the most understated and elegant looks of the presentation (although the vests did not pair well with the gowns). Angsana seems to be a talented designer, but identifying her target audience still seems to be something she struggles with. The house music played during the show, like Peyton’s “Need To Feel Wanted” and Smooth Touch’s “House of Love (In My House)”, could benefit from alteration as well.
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