Friday, September 15, 2006

Fashion Week Spring 2007: Catherine Fulmer


Spring Fashion Week 2007
Photo by Peter Duhon.

Artist-in-Residence Series for Art Comments: Jennifer Jackson

Catherine Fulmer at the Soho Grand Hotel



The high-waisted skirt is going to be Spring 2007’s new fashion trend, replacing last year’s bubble hem. These thoughts crossed my mind earlier in the day on Wednesday. Come Wednesday night, at Catherine Fulmers' debut show, these thoughts were only emphasized in my mind with her high-waisted satin tailored skirt (this piece which I loved!).

While Fulmer's debut collection show had its kinks, her determination to make her mark on the fashion industry gives aspiring design students a glimmer of hope for success. The large turn out of media, press and the like at the Soho Grand Hotel did get a bit of an unexpected "peep show" by a few models, yet this actually turned out to be a nice piece for discussion among the audience. A general feel of acceptance buzzed at the shows curtail.

Fulmer's sexy designs revealed socialite provocation, edging on hip-hop style. This 20-something year old designer left her New York fashion scene anxious and waiting for more, a smart move by a young and creative business woman.

written by current Art Comments artist-in-residence: Jenny Jackson

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