Monday, January 31, 2011

Harpy hits the runway during StyleWeek Providence

Day 5 kicked off with Jennifer Greeke's debut runway show during StyleWeek Providence. The Gloucester designer created her collection around work-conservative meets romantic edgy pieces including suits, party skirts with removable tulle skirts, and one-of-a-kind dresses. I am OC with these first two pictured looks!

Having an extensive resume, the Parsons and NYU graduate spent most of her career in costume design including work on movies which would make a movie star's jaw drop. Her love for creativity and fine fabrics lead to the creation of simple silhouettes in wearable yet unique styles that feature Harpy's signature fisherman's net, black ink drip, and full skirts. The first image pictured below was featured on FOX Providence's Rhode Show for its wearability from day to evening: pair the skirt with a sleeveless top at night with tulle, remove the tulle and wear as pictured (minus underskirt) for daywear!

At StyleWeek, Jennifer Greeke's items were paired with a mix of pearls and shimmering Swarovski crystals to match the juxtaposition of Harpy's line.  Keeping in line with contradiction, even the pearls were selected in theme: wearable art designer Brelyn Spindel creates pearl necklaces which are either white pearls with one black pearl on the strand or vice-versa. Known for her unique silver work, Brelyn designs each strand with an artwork clasp meant to be worn in front like a pendant. All of Harpy's looks featuring pearls showcased the clasp in the intended way however the closing dress featured a deep, open back which I am SO obsessed with which was a perfect opportunity to showcase the unique silver clasp draped down the nape of the models neck.

Both the pearls and the sparkles portrayed an "out of the sea" touch which picked up on Jennifer's roots and influence.

Photos compliments of Todd Lee Photography

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