|Joyce Pilarsky: inspired by Las Vegas|
The glitter and glamour of Las Vegas—with its beckoning neon lights, towering palaces of leisure and luxury that gleam against the desert skyline, the excitement of the casinos, girls decked in feathers and dripping in sparkling stones, and big time rollers ferried to and fro in sleek limousines—have provided inspiration to countless movies, songs and music videos.
Bewitched by the city’s alluring electricity, Filipina designer Joyce Pilarsky culls from the razzle and dazzle of Vegas in her Holiday 2011 collection. The delectable compilation is rich in tailored dresses cut close to the body, but fashioned from decidedly feminine materials such as stretched tulle, lace and taffeta. Making the outfits more alluring are the well-placed details like embroidered flowers. The overall look is provocative in reflecting the key elements of haute couture.
The collection, describes Pilarsky, “takes on the exciting and colorful Las Vegas scene, epitomizing the sexy and daring attitude of those who frequent the strip.” The rich, the famous, the fashionable and trendsetting that color the landscape of this colorful city provided the designer her most compelling motivation. The city’s rich palette of people are evident in the collection’s color mix—from bright jewel tones to pleasing pastel colors, and of course, the classic sophistication of black.
In the end, the collection is a crystallization of the fascination that Vegas casts on all those who behold it—captured in a style that is at once dreamy and bold.
Text by Vix Sev
Photos by Neilson Elesis & Melvin Sia