Snakes on the Runway: Carmen Marc Valvo Fall '12

The looks at Carmen Marc Valvo’s fall 2012 fashion show were nothing short of glamourous, sleek, and chic. Held at Nasdaq, Times Square over the weekend, his collection heated up an otherwise very cold day. As he had stated before his show, his inspiration was pythons. His inspiration came alive through sleek hair, fitted pieces and dark, mysterious eye makeup. To add an extra kick of sultry, some models walked in dark oversized sunglasses, adding a flair of film noir.

Most of the collection contained a neutral pallet filled with gold, black, white, and nude. However, there were a few pieces that held a fantastic shade of lime green and the texture combinations used were impeccable. Mixing snakeskin inspired material with fur stoles, dresses with a scaly affect, and light whimsical tool mixed with thicker materials like sateen and poly-combos really brought the pieces together beautifully. All of the combinations were ultra fem as most had belts at the waistline, and were form-fitting. The few suits that landed on the runway were also a great addition as they were not as form-fitted but still maintained the look of a classy, successful woman.