Tony Cohen’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection turned out to be one of my favorite shows this season. I was rather unfamiliar with this designer, but by the finale of his Valentine’s Day show in the Salon at Bryant Park, I became a loyal follower.
With dark flower petals sprinkled over the white runway, it was the perfect setting for a dark but beautiful lover’s holiday. Leather, lace, and billowy layers of fabric allowed for smooth movement. Smokey eye make-up completed the sleek and elegant look of his designs.
The highlight of the entire collection had to be the silk jewel embroidered leggings. I’m a leggings fan myself, but never have I seen any this fabulous. With many of his garments in neutral black, gray, and beige colors, this added element of chic glamour was the perfect finishing touch.
Each garment exuded confident femininity and sex appeal. From form-fitting mini dresses to long flowing gowns, his construction remained flawless. Models even wore lace and sequin covered gloves. Belts, leather arm wraps, and adorned neck pieces made this show truly unforgettable.
Tony Cohen launched his label in 2004. The Netherlands-born designer was soon picked up by major international buyers such as Harvey Nichols and Neiman Marcus. He is inspired by flower arrangements, curtain draping, music, and travel. These interests are all reflected in his collection.
– Megan Eileen McDonough