With additional runway photos by Morgan Miller Photography via KPR!
Diego Binetti unveiled his Fall/Winter 2010 collection at Exit Art Sunday afternoon. Guests clustered near the venue entrance before being led into the seating area. Front row included press and reality stars Simon and Alex McCord from the Real Housewives of New York.
The collection is inspired by Binetti’s recent travels to the Far East. There, Binetti became fascinated by the culture, ancient traditions, and landmarks of the places he visited. From asymmetrical gowns, to straight-leg skirts and long beaded dresses, each garment showcases detailing reflecting these foreign lands.
Binetti chose a variety of fabrics and colors for his twenty-look collection. Silk chiffon, satin charmeuse, and cotton pieces blend into a cohesive, united whole. His exquisite detailing remains a constant fixture in his garments. Black Rajasthan wrestler mirror belts and Swarovski silver and black crystal ball buttons add a futuristic feel to each look.
Binetti previously served as the head designer for world-renowned Jill Stuart. Diego eventually broke away from this role and launched his own label in 2001. Since then, he has gained a following in the United States and all over Europe. Binetti is respected for creating sophisticated and sensual designs for women.
The international designer will next show during Paris Fashion Week this March. This Tuesday, Scallywag and Vagabond and Alon Jibli of Barbounia restaurant are holding an event honoring Binetti, where elite fashion insiders will be in attendance.
– Megan Eileen McDonough
Check out Binetti’s preview sketches, released before the show!