Forever & Evermore: Mario Alberto for La New Onda
The Dallas fashion scene is outdoing itself this year. New designers, and one-of-a-kind events, and the fashion showcase last week by Mario Alberto was no exception. There something magical about a runway show, but this was nothing of the sort; instead, it took after the early century couture-house showcase model, which was absolutely enchanting. Hosted at the Margo Jones theatre, staged with vintage cars, and an iconic Havana vibe, this event was quite the experience.
The collection presented was equally as brilliant. Forever & Evermore was a mixed-wear collection was a meeting 50s style, Cuban flair, and couture vision. Even though it was very high-fashion, there was something very grounded, and relatable about the collection. Featuring glam circle skirts, mid-century prints, and vibrant, seductive colors, this collection encapsulated an era of dress culture updated for the modern day.
Forever & Evermore accomplished something incredibly difficult with most modern lines, and that is to create a collection of timeless ensembles rather than trendy ones, and it was honestly a breath of fresh air. The collection paid homage to the style, without regurgitating it; it was creative yet refined, yet most of all almost all of the garments would be considered wardrobe style essentials in the past, present, and decades to come. Personally, I loved it, was inspired by it, and frankly so thankful that Mario Alberto demonstrated that fashion, and design can still go this route. (And the fact that the models channeled some Rihanna, a little Audrey Hepburn, and a dash of Amy Winehouse...fabulous). Kudos to the vision, and artistry! Those are my thoughts, but I'd like to know what you think!