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Last year, young designer Fabiola Arias’ entrance-making dresses snagged her a coveted Fashion Group International Rising Star Award, and she has continued to pick up steam ever since, landing her collection in numerous Neiman Marcus Couture salons and garnering attention from Chicago’s Ikram Goldman.
This season, the Cuban-born Parsons grad made the next natural step in a budding design career, unveiling her latest collection at the Hotel Americano with her first formal fashion show. “I was thinking about winged creatures and my signature style of rich colors and texture manipulation. I just wanted the dresses to look like birds,” she said of the cocktail dresses and gowns, embellished with meticulously feathered chiffon in rich ombré jewel tones. Arias kept the focus on her experiments with fabric, such as a distressed emerald brocade or nude organza scattered with delicate rosettes. Additional drama appeared via headpieces crafted by her mother, a costume designer, and furthered the avian theme with wild fans of exotic feathers. Such confident peacocking appeals to Arias’ ideal customer, “a woman who wants to look like nobody else. She wants to be unique, and is a vibrant and luminous person wearing the most fabulous gowns.”