Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week ZUZU KIM - FALL/WINTER 2012 COLLECTION Designer Christina Kim debuted her second collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week under her label Zuzu Kim. Guests mingled and stared in awe at the collection while they sipped SVEDKA cherry martinis. Inspired by classical music composition, Kim’s second ready-to-wear collection - “Romanza” – reflected her background as a concert pianist with several new, strikingly original tuxedo blouses and conductor jackets, which combine stark lines with feminine flourishes of scallops and lace. Employing premium cashmere, chiffon, and lamb’s leather across a vibrant palette of navy, gold, and burgundy, Kim once again found harmony in an array of seemingly disparate elements. Specifically inspired by the second movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 (which the designer listened to as she designed many of the pieces), Kim’s “Romanza” combines lyricism and harmony, delicacy and playfulness, with strains of bold turbulent passion.
22 MARCH / APRIL 2012