Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tenth Anniversary Fab:
Grecian Blue: "Nick Verreos for Project Runway/Lord and Taylor" gathered front and back halter-neck cocktail dress in cobalt blue chiffon
Months ago, I was asked to design a dress for the Tenth Anniversary Project Runway Capsule Collection to be sold exclusively at Lord & Taylor. One designer from each of the last nine seasons was asked and I was humbled to be the "Season 2" pick. Now, who's the 10th Season designer for this Lord & Taylor collection, you may ask? Well kids, that will be known tomorrow night when this week's Project Runway episode airs.
LordandTaylor.com--all for under $350...
And next NEXT THURSDAY, September 6th, I (along with the other nine Project Runway alumn/designers) will be in NYC at the iconic Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue Flagship to "unveil" all the dresses to the public at a fun Fashion's Night Out event/party from 6-11 PM.
More on My Dress:
Nick Verreos Fashion Illustration of his Lord & Taylor/Project Runway Dress
Original Sketch: Here's the original sketch/design I did for Lord & Taylor/Project Runway when they asked me to be part of this exclusive capsule collection. I originally had envisioned it in a golden color with leather (or faux leather) neck and racer-back "harness" accent. It was inspired by my love of draping, Grecian Goddess and a gown style I did in my high-end NIKOLAKI line. But after some edits and adaptions from the Lord & Taylor design team, it evolved into this:
Nick Verreos for Lord & Taylor/Project Runway cobalt blue gathered front chiffon dress...
...with gathered back and iridescent organza over sequin fabric back yoke
Here's a close-up of the front halter neckline
And here were some of the other designs/sketches I also submitted to them as dress style suggestions. The two themes I was chosen to focus on were "Embellished Body Con" and "Draped"--they eventually chose the halter style as you know by now:
Nick Verreos Fashion Illustrations for Lord & Taylor/Project Runway
Here are the other Project Runway dresses for Lord & Taylor from the Project Runway Capsule Collection:
Left to right: Dresses from Bert Keeter and Chris March
Left to right: Dresses from Gordana Gehlhausen, Jay McCarroll
Left to right: Dresses from Korto Momolu, Mondo Guerra
Left to right: Seth Aaron Anderson, Uli Herzner
So, if you're in NYC next week...See you Next THURSDAY September 6th 6-11 PM, for the UNVEILING of the Tenth Anniversary Project Runway for Lord & Taylor Collection at Fashion's Night Out Lord & Taylor on Fifth Avenue NYC!!!!