NY Fashion Week Fall 2012: Lorena Sarbu

I must admit I was not that familiar with Lorena Sarbu‘s line when I arrived at her presentation, but I think we’ll all be hearing her name with more frequency in the near future. What a glamorous collection! Growing up in Romania, Lorena always knew she wanted to be a fashion designer. After coming to the States and continuing her studies in Chicago and Los Angeles, she launched her collection in 2009 and opened her NY showroom the next year.

While there was no lack of short evening dresses to choose from,

it was the gowns where Lorena really hit her stride. With amazing beadwork, applique and lace inserts, these dresses are perfect for the red carpet. I can think of quite a few stars at the Grammys Sunday night who could have benefitted from one of Lorena’s designs.

Some of the pieces clearly need some star power behind them


But many would be fabulous on or off the red carpet, assuming you have the lifestyle to sport such attire.

The details were amazing, whether beading, feathers or lace

So glad I caught the back of this dress!!

Kudos also go to Stevie Huynh who did a spectacular job with the make-up. It’s hard to see in some of the shots with the dramatic lighting, but you can get an idea below exactly how luminous the models looked

This may have been Lorena’s first showing at New York Fashion Week, but I’ll be surprised if we don’t start seeing more of Lorena’s handiwork on the red carpet.

15 thoughts on “NY Fashion Week Fall 2012: Lorena Sarbu

  1. I am in love with that green slinky plunging dress with the feathers. Inspiration for some more glamour in my life and some more visits to the gym. Thanks for ferreting out this collection!

  2. I had to laugh when I read this Q. since we saw the collection together and I posted about it this morning too. Naturally, without discussing specifics, we were in lock step! Soooo much fun doing the shows with you. We are both lucky to have Peter and Linda Levy as friends. Nothing makes a Girl feel more special than a dash of VIP treatment when she can get it!

  3. Love these dresses! She is one talented designer. I’m sure we will be seeing a lot of her in the future. Lucky you, it must be so much fun to go to these shows. Hope you will continue to post about them.

  4. I’m not familiar with her and really love the simple sleeveless gowns{ although my older clients complain about sleeveless arms}–sooo pretty!

    xo Mary Jo

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