Carmen Marc Valvo has become synonymous with uncomplicated glamour. His Fall 2012 collection is no exception. Sauntering down the runway to a cover of The Doors’ “Paint it Black,” the models were outfitted in looks characterized by illusion necklines, cutouts, and sueded leather and python insets. Mink coats and fox fur vests lent an additional layer of luxury to the already polished collection. Black was the predominant color of the collection, with moss green and ruby red providing the only strong pops of color. Neutral tones of camel, ivory, chocolate brown, and smoky shades of gray rounded out the color palette, taking shape in separates, outerwear, cocktail dresses and floor-length gowns.
The Carmen Marc Valvo woman is sophisticated and seductive. The designer’s mastery of tailoring and understanding of women’s bodies was evident in every garment that came down the runway. Each look was more swoon-worthy than the last, whether it was a camel coat paired with a coordinating beaded lace sheath, a black and nude python-embroidered cocktail dress, a floor sweeping ruby silk illusion gown, or the finale dress: a black silk evening gown with crystal beading detailing. Whether out about town or on the red carpet, Carmen Marc Valvo creates clothing to make every woman look and feel beautiful.