Monday, March 22, 2010

Fashion Trends: Sooki at Grange

Seen at the Boston Design Center:

On-trend fabrics, colors and design collections were perfectly matched on Monday at an invitational trunk show held in the Grange showroom featuring the globally-inspired collections from Boston’s South End clothing boutique Sooki.

Throughout the showroom, spring fashions were casually draped over the classically designed French furnishings. This violet ensemble layered over champagne pink is a hot color trend for Spring 2010 according to the Pantone Fashion Color Report.

The Grange showroom was dressed to impress ...
this room elegantly combined nude pink and
berry sorbet with basic black and creamy ivory.

Similar color combinations were
discovered around each corner.

Brightly saturated colors are in the fashion forecast:
Aurora (Pistachio), Tomato Puree (Hot Pink, Orange),
Violet pair nicely with neutral Tuscany (Sand).

These hand-printed Italian leather handbags
by Ransom + Scout
caught my eye.

I saw one that I liked in particular (as usual,
it is difficult for me to resist a bunny!)

When I posed for this picture with Grange Showroom Manager, Diane Blackman, we did not realize that I coordinated with the black and white dress from Sooki hanging behind me!

This white felted jacket from Sooki
delicate linen shawl collar was stunning.

Suzan Griffith, the owner and creative force behind Sooki, gave me a brief history of her life in fashion, while showing me her spring line-up of quality-constructed garments that she defines as “classic design with an edge.
Suzan’s background in both interior design and luxury retail (former Boston and Nantucket locations include Sitwell and Panache) give her a distinct eye for design that is cultured, tailored and fun. Everything Suzan selects seems to have an artistic point of view. Don’t you love the black felted vest with slate gray ruffled trim that she is wearing in this picture?!

From Sooki: handcrafted jewelry and
fancy footwear were on display.

Unique handbags stood out from the crowd ...

while stripes and solids “play nice at Grange.

Loving this trio of multi-colored chandeliers!

Linda Cravens of Sooki and Florence artist (now residing in Boston)
Rosetta Nasisi model Sooki fashions. I spoke with Rosetta about her work, and she generously offered to send me some photos!

This piece titled “Woman in black” reminds me of the rich wood tones from the Grange showroom elegantly paired with designer fashions from Sooki! Check back on Wednesday when I post
more works from Rosetta Nasisi ...

Grange, One Design Center Place, Boston

Sooki, 505 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

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