Juan Carlos Obando
February 01, 2008 New York
Obando had painstakingly hand-sewn each of the 14 looks on view today himself. They included a sheared purple coat made from 120 yards of silk chiffon, as well as simple-looking yet ingeniously constructed goddess dresses, which are something of a specialty for the designer. As for his inspirationthe invite featured the L.A. fashion figure Goldwyn as if drawn by a graphic artist like MillerObando didn't take it too literally. "It's separate from the execution," he said. "The superhero is woman." If our powers of prediction are right, the designer is set for further adventures in Gotham.