In the beginning of July, I was invited to a preview show for designer Alyssa Casares's Fall/Winter 2014 collection on the rooftop balcony of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. While it was the middle of summer for the rest of the world, San Francisco was slightly chilly with a light fog rolling in. This set the stage for the presentation of the "Still Cold" collection inspired by cold stars and the midnight blue sky.
If you recall from my last Alyssa Nicole collection post, you'll know Alyssa Casares is a local designer custom making her pieces in America. Her last collection was titled "White Noise" and featured beautiful contemporary designs in shades of white. This collection was inspired by stars, starlight and midnight shades of navy and black.
While I loved her Spring collection, I am head over heels in love with the Fall collection. Navy is one of my favorite colors because it is timeless, and this line features a lot of fun pieces in a classic color palette. I loved that the white organza flare wedding dress was made into an evening gown when made in black. I absolutely adored that there was a cute cocktail version. Alyssa's designs are versatile and are a definite must-have in my book. I am still debating what piece I should invest in, whether it should be the starlight inspired metallic coat or the bell sleeve A-line dress?
You can shop for the full Fall 2014 collection on Alyssa-Nicole.com and even shop some of the pieces from the Spring collection that are on Sale. Thanks again to Alyssa for the invite to this rooftop soiree with my blogger friends and for an amazing presentation.