February 11, 2011
Araks Yeramyan bought the The Color of Pomegranates DVD as a present for her Armenian grandmother, but it never made it into the gift bag, and now it's the only thing her two young children will watch at home (those kids must have sophisticated taste in cinema). The revolutionary 1968 film, which gives a surreal portrait of the poet Sayat Nova's life during the eighteenth century, was the inspiration for the Araks Fall collection. That's a pretty specific vision, but Yeramyan interpreted it loosely in color and texture. Pomegranate came in a range of shades, with burgundy at one end of the spectrum and hot pink at the other. A sheer chiffon skirt in a deep stain with a wool peplum was paired with crocheted lace worn over a crisp button-up. Other highlights included a mink pullover that wears like a sweatshirt, and a pleated leather skirt with ombré organza inserts. Yeramyan was at her best when she wielded transparent fabrics, highlighting the lingerie she built her brand on.