Chicago, IL, United States (AHN Entertainment) – Designer of Miriam Cecilia, Miriam Cecilia Carlson, debuted an earthy yet glamorous fall 2011 collection at the 900 Shops on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Everyone in attendance — women and men — seemed equally impressed.
Miriam Cecilia models posed in ready-to-wear pieces, each with their own special embellishment — for example, a fur-trimmed cape, cowl-necked dresses and fur-shouldered jackets — as well as more elaborate pieces, including couture gowns that looked as light as air.
Each piece by the designer is hand-sewn, and their elegant structure portrayed the collection’s theme, “Harvest Moon”; inspired by spontaneous moments in nature and the transitional function between vast landscapes and the bustling city, Carlson’s designs perfectly fit the nature lover who lives in the city.
Also included in the fashion show was the designer’s submission to this year’s Oscars Designer Challenge 2011, a contest put on by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The contest invited the public to vote which of the dresses entered by aspiring fashion designers should be worn by one of the awards escorts during the 83rd Academy Awards on February 27.
Though Carlson didn’t win the challenge (fellow Chicago designer Borris Powell won), but her design entry was and is still gorgeous: a beautifully draped long gown with an innovative play on a racerback — large pieces of mica form the racerback portion of the dress, and also frame the neckline of the light, peach-colored fabric.