Antonio Gaudi was the inspiration that led Gilles Mendel to design his ultra elegant fall collection. It was filled with mixed textures, rounded shapes and most of all, mosaic like details and the palette was mostly neutral. The experiments were mostly centered on the construction on his furs of which there were up to eight different kinds. Coats were knit together with various fur textures, and voluminous yet lightweight dégradé furs mounted on tulle. The white group in Mendel's show was a stunner and really set the tone for fall and cold winter days or nights. His sportier looks were a hit such as a black tiered shearling jacket and flippy short skirt.
A great deal of eveningwear was displayed. Mendel certainly did not skimp out in this section. It was all sophisticated and beautiful. A white column slashed with gold accents was modern and chic. The beaded and hammered charmeuse bias-cut gowns were nice and a strapless, gold beaded sheath was stunning. There are many more that were shown that were luxurious.
J.Mendel is a fashion house that truly represents high luxury looks and quality that is a treasure here in New York. Mendel did a great job in designing clothes that are perfect for his fans and clients. Yes, J.Mendel is a treasure and this season it shows.