Behnaz Serafpour is best known for her elegant and classy dresses, especially her chic evening looks. The designer surely did not disappoint for this season’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, staying true to her design aesthetic while branching out into separates and outwear.
Luxurious metallic ensembles reigned, with her intricate unique golden fabrics taking on plenty of character courtesy of pleating and expert tailoring. It can be difficult to make gold lame and metallic dresses look classy and elegant, but Serafpour’s designs proved that you can rock gold without going Goldmember.
Catering to fans demanding more casual looks, Serafpour ambitiously translated this into great structured wool blend separates and outerwear that will keep you fashionably warm next fall. There were also some nice belted leather and fur embellished vests, which are a nice departure from last fall’s “wookie” fur vests.
There were also some lovely structured lace dresses in the collection, which were largely well-executed despite the material being difficult to work with. We couldn’t help but notice the unflattering silhouette on one lace dress in particular that transformed the stick-skinny model into an expectant mother, but overall the collection was entirely wearable and definitely on every viewer’s wish list for the season.