February 11, 2012 New York
Taking the avian theme further—and giving a winking nod to his own confidence—Mounayer created Tribune Standard's own "status print": a rich pattern of cognac and russet pheasant feathers that popped on a sweet silk blouse for day. For night, the plumes morphed into dripping paillettes; hanging off the bottom of an ivory silk column dress, they created the impression of being half-dipped in quills—in a sexy, Black Swan sort of way. Noting the saucy tassels on a belted, cinnamon-hue bib dress, Mounayer mentioned a subtle Marrakesh-in-the-seventies vibe, but it was subtle, indeed. The collection was more ladylike than louche, and felt, happily, timeless.