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Loris Diran at Style 360
Metropolitan Paviliancedes Benz
September 10, 2007

Written by Tara Mikhail
Photographed by Katherin Wermke



After previous collection titles such as “Mod”, “Grand Dame”, and “Femme”, Loris Diran has emerged this Spring 2008 with “Illumination”. In Diran’s words, he states that “after spending a great deal of time searching for ways to stay understated, I felt the strongest desire to celebrate light and shine in a collection that I feel still retains its wearability and remains relevant.” These words truly encompass what this collection brings to the runway; the “wearability” is certainly intact. The pieces are elegant but not unrealistic. Diran’s spring line showcases loose fits that are ultra-glam; Diran designs for women who want to embrace their femininity and sex appeal in a classy manner that tailors to their bodies.

Diran’s “Illumination” is reminiscent of a summer night. The more abundant colors of gold and navy give a whimsical sense of the last days of summer with twinkling gold fireflies and stars etched into the dark navy nights; the silk and chiffon elicit a warm summer breeze. The styles hugged the bodies of the models but swayed as well, his designs were multi-dimensional and engaging.

Diran’s style has evolved through past collections, where the designs originally began somewhat minimalist, has now become intricate-couture that is still wearable. The support and following of Diran is undeniable, with celebrities such as J. Alexander and Nolé Marin from America’s Next Top Model. Support was also in the form of non-fashion celebrities, such as James Garfunkel. The event was sponsored by Elle magazine, hair was done by the internationally acclaimed Christo of Christo Fifth Avenue, shoes by Carlos by Carlos Santana and make up by Max Factor.

Rosemary Ponzo and Loris Diran


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