This the second time I attended Hong Kong Fashion Week. The last time I shot the models on the runway in Fall/Winter collections 2010 by some brilliant young emerging local Hong Kong designers was in January. Being 17 years old, Hong Kong Fashion Week has evolved into one of the biggest and most glamorous fashion events of its kind in the world, and I was thrilled it drew in not only the Hong Kong-based designers but also the leading ones from the Asia-Pacific region and around the globe to present their latest collections for Spring/Summer 2011. The Norwegian designer Espen Salberg who has been based in Bali, Indonesia for nearly four years where he cultivates his interests for fashion design is one of them.
Espen Salberg Spring/Summer 2011 collection runway show titled “Non Solo Bianco” took place on the morning of 6th July, the 2nd day of Hong Kong Fashion Week in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. The stage was clean, modern and was minimally set to allow audiences to focus on the collection itself. As the name “Non Solo Bianco” meaning not only white in Italian suggests, there’re more colors other than white in this collection, which color palette ranges from white, beige and black to animal and black/white graphic prints. The collection consists of 5 groups, separating for day and evening as well as short cocktail and evening gowns. The inspiration’s the cool feeling the color white gives to a sun-kissed skin but not only.
Group 1’s purely white featuring unfussy and clean lines. Silhouettes are simple yet made especially feminine and sexy by the predominant use of soft jersey fabric with a slight stretch and a comfy handfeel, which fit a female body perfectly.
Group 1: Pure white
The models in the pure white jumpsuits of an absolutely feminine and flowy silhouette were juz like the living goddesses on the runway.
A gold waistband completed tis gorgeous look.
The silhouette’s consistently sexy fitting a female body perfectly. A display of whole of the model’s back naked surely wows you.
Group 2: Patterns that pop! Timeless black/white graphic prints
In spite of the simple and wearable designs, this collection’s not without details; in fact, it has plenty to appeal to female consumers – animal prints on chiffon, heavy pleats and drapes, ruffles, bead embroidery, you name it.
Group 3: Wild animal prints
Animal prints symbolize an inherent wildness in women’s. The bra top with pleated cropped pants and the long leopard print chiffon overlay tank are super hoootttt!!!
One of my favorite outfits, classic animal prints in a beautiful camel color truly accentuate formal business attire.
The romantic ruffles blouse with wild animal print chiffon skirt creates an interesting contrast.
Group 4: Pure black
The pleated top embellished with tonal sequins and fringes
The mysterious and sexy black off shoulder beaded chiffon tunic’s certainly the best pick for evening cocktails.
The last group focuses on evening gowns and couture dresses inspired by dance floor costumes. The models looked stunning in the finely crafted floor length dresses with an exaggerated mermaid hem or floor-sweeping fishtail tulle train, which remind of special costumes for the Viennese Waltz. Soft Nets, cotton, organza and tulle are worked in great harmony to produce Espen Salberg’s signature couture look.
Group 5: One glamorous nite
The model in the tea length pannier skirt in which the panniers are a striking touch to the outfit
The full floor length 3-tiered organza dress in black, glamorous yet timeless!!
You can’t miss that exaggerated tulle mermaid hem and floor-sweeping fishtail train from this evening group, simply fab!!
The Indonesian-based Norwegian designer Espen Salberg
Salberg chose Eartha Kitt’s “C’est si bon” as runway music to be played in the background, which incredibly enhanced femininity and sexiness of his collection on the runway. How do I like the show? The song’s said it all – it’s sooooo GOOD!!!