By Marcy Clark
Norman Ambrose embodied the Lux Life in his Fall Winter 2011 collection with vignettes reminiscent of classic Vogue or Bazaar photo spreads. Furs, silks, feathers, hand appliquéd beading were enticingly incorporated with premium knits and delicate fabrics for the woman who is both a woman of leisure and the CEO.
The show was divided into two sides, with daywear on the left and evening wear on the right.
Some of my favorite touches – on the daytime side wool suiting with gold threads and Snakeskin Pants that can go anywhere. On the evening side – sleek, flattering, modest cuts and the subtle use of luxurious accents that some designers overuse – sheer mesh with beading and a well-placed row of feathers around the knee of a long sequined gown.