As Fashion Week approaches, the entire industry seems to morph into a wildly exciting jungle. After browsing the fabulous collections of Tampa Bay’s own Nina Verklas, creator of Bambina by NV, I can think of no better way to describe it.
A safari theme has been used in fashion for seasons upon seasons. However, after viewing the Resort 2010 collection from Bambina by NV, I am completely convinced of her fresh, unique vision.
One gown is completely fit for a goddess and features an exotic tribal print in luxurious fabric. The skirt features an overlay of shimmering gold, pleated for magnificent texture.
Another look magically combines comfort and sex appeal in one amazingly fluid jumpsuit. With an exotic animal print, the loose-fitting piece is cinched at the waist with a beautifully detailed belt and attached at the neck with a fabulous wooden necklace.
Just when I thought the senses could not be tickled any further by this exotic collection, an adorable hooded dress seems to take Little Red Riding Hood from a wooded forest to a tropical jungle. The dress reveals delicate pleats at the bust with a peek of green plaid at the sides. Just under the bust, nude plaid transitions to the wonderfully feminine skirt. The most exciting feature, and the reason for the fairytale reference? In place of the usual shoulder straps sits a beautifully draped hood.
Also to be admired is a wonderfully draped pant in shimmering sand worn with a delicate sheer top which features a bit of texture and seductive plunge neckline.
These wonderful pieces from her Resort 2010 collection offer a mere glimpse of the many creative talents of designer Nina Verklas, who will be among the featured designers at Fashion Week Tampa Bay. In just a few short weeks, Nina will grace the runways of Tampa Bay with a whole new world of incredible fashion featuring her new 2011 Spring/Summer collection.