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Emilio de la Morena Spring 2012 Runway Review

Fans of Emilio de la Morena love him for his statement making dresses that dare to be dramatic; this season he took a turn to a more feminine shape by playing with embellishments, sheer fabrics, and floaty silhouettes. The collection was filled with soft yet sculptural looks that worked with a natural body shape to enhance the shape. The Emilio de la Morena woman is sexy and sophisticated, yet this season there was a touch of innocence thrown in.

The girlish shapes paired with fabrications such as ethereal organza and sheer, lightweight knits emphasized the designer’s foray into day wear. That’s not to say that de la Morena’s spring showing was demure. Skirts were cut away to reveal sheer body conscious underpinnings and some dresses showed a good amount of skin. His prints were inspired by the American clay sculptor Michael Lucero, whose swirling colors were mimicked on three of the looks. The collection walked the line between fun and flirty and provocative, making it the perfect choice for fans such a Julia Restoin-Roitfeld who made an appearance in the front row.