Fashion is truly a crazy business where designers are forced to reinvent themselves twice a year with runway shows during New York Fashion Week. The staff at ANNE BOWEN must be certifiably insane because we create and produce four fashion shows a year for both bridal and ready to wear. This collection is entitled “FUTURISTIC NOMAD”. Check it out.
On Thursday September 8th, designer Anne Bowen will debut the BOWEN COLLECTION at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center during New York Fashion Week. The BOWEN COLLECTION takes its inspiration from the vision of a global futuristic nomad. “By designing under the BOWEN label, I feel we can push our creative boundaries and transcend the limits of our culture with more freedom,” says Bowen. Our culture has forever changed, and we are now truly a global economy in which individuals are more globally connected than ever before. As such, this new collection will provide a way of dressing that incorporates elements of the future while referencing the heritage of many cultures thus fusing an elegant nature with rough textures and unexpected finishes.
Textured hand-dyed silk chiffons, chevron patterns woven into textiles and embroideries, light weight woolens, laser Byzantine mosaic cutouts on suede and distressed silk charmeuse are all featured in this collection. Silhouettes with low backs, fitted skirts, and body caressing dresses which look effortless to wear create Bowen’s vision of the global nomadic woman.
Bowen explains that “by personally draping the garments, I feel more of what I want to say comes through in the final product.” Embellishments including tarnished metal sequins, crystals, and embroidery are used to create a multicultural design. The BOWEN COLLECTION juxtaposes elements of ancient cultures with the futuristic vision of tomorrow.