June 14, 2011

Celebrating Flag Day with Fashion Designer Douglas Hannant


June 14th is Flag Day in the US. Almost all countries have a flag day. Usually it is the day designated for flying certain flags (normally the national flag) or it is the in the case of the US, the day to commemorate the nation’s adoption of the flag.  I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the day, than by showing fashion designer’s Douglas Hannant’s Naval inspired collection for Douglas Hannant Resort 2012.

The designer showcased his collection last week on the flight deck of one of my favorite museums….The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum (http://intrepidmuseum.org/). Models strutted down the runway on the picture perfect day with a slight breeze blowing and the sun-setting over the Hudson River. The 40 look collection, primarily of red, white and blues, high-lighted the look which Hannant is so well known for- couture sportswear separates, made up of impeccably tailored, versatile pieces in luxurious fabrics.

Hannant’s first collection was in 1996, and he has long been a favorite of the Park Avenue set.  His looks easily go from the office, to dinner, to charity functions. His evening gowns are often bold colors made of soft flowing fabrics that manage to highlight the female form. His designs are sexy, dramatic, and Hannant has no problem adding to the drama with beads, fringe, sequins, lace, ruffles and other luxurious trimmings.

This show continues the tradition! With gorgeous gowns, flag dresses, halter dresses, hot pants, bomber jackets, it was hard to pick a favorite look! There were too many favorites! Paired with gorgeous shoes, hats, (provided by Eric Javits), sunglasses, (provided by Modo), and vintage jewelry, (provided by Albino Riganello), the collection was a crowd pleaser!

To see the entire collection, courtesy of my favorite fashion photog Shawn Punch, see http://shawnpunch.photoshelter.com/gallery/Douglas-Hannant-Resort-2012/G0000jW0lVYZ0dy0/


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