An Elegant Evening Range from Pamella Roland
Pamella Roland’s runway shows are extensively well attended for a reason. That reason being, her collections of formal/evening womenswear is exceptionally well suited for the RTW market. Given the range in the collection from modern, to more conservative looks, there is a version of elegance that could suit every occasion, as well as the majority of age ranges, styles, and personalities. It was difficult to place a theme, given the range of looks on the runway. The opening look was excellent, featuring a sequin and sheer paired dress with a fringe skirt. The second look that followed with a blue ombre was also a standout, with a shoulder train. The blues shifted to the hot pink that has been trending across all designers, featuring a coat with heavy beading on the sleeves, as well as a sequined dress with a sheer cape. The majority of looks were floor length, but a black cocktail dress with a structured large bow with a star beaded detail overlay was truly exceptional.
The collection for Fall Winter 2023 presented a variety of evening-wear for women (including the trend of suiting). It did seem that there was more of a focus on serving the range of taste in the market, rather than being uniquely inspired. That being said, every piece showed a level of attention to detail that spoke to the uniqueness of the customer/occasion. Rarely is there a black tailored jumpsuit with pearl fringe in the same collection as a full skirted, conservative evening gown of navy blue.
The collection was a general success, different from other designers that each look was lovely. The standout pieces, while extraordinary, were fewer in number, but the average performance of the looks across the collection was generally high.The level of celebrity attendance further confirmed the strength of the brand of Pamela Roland.
Royal/Jewel Tones, Cape-Dresses, Star Embellished Cocktail Dresses, Velvet Dresses, Sheer/Sequin Pieces
Words by Mariele Marki
Photography: Charles L. Barnes