Pamella Roland – Spring 2012 New York Fashion Week Review

When photographer Nigel Barker finally found a cool spot in the Box room at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, he exclaimed enthusiastically how he seemed to have found the lone blast of fresh air in cramped sauna-like circumstances.

Barker was one of many in a very crowded room trying to get a decent view of the Pamella Roland Spring 2012 collection: a testament to his friend and designer Pamela De Vos’ popularity, but also a hint that a presentation probably is not the best way to showcase her glamorous red carpet fare.  Models posed within large white picture frames in an attempt to channel the inspiration for De Vos’ collection – American Abstract Expressionist paintings from the 1940’s.  Although a total of 30 looks included beautifully-crafted crepe dresses, chiffon gowns and beaded details, it turned out that there wasn’t enough room to display all of them, so models rotated on and off slightly elevated platforms which made it difficult to figure out which wardrobe descriptions in the program were being shown.

Here’s hoping that the Fall 2012 Pamella Roland collection will be back on the runway in New York – right where it belongs.

Photos and Video: Pamella Roland – Spring 2012