A Fashion Fairytale! Libertine's Edgy Extravaganza: MB Fashion Week 2012

Libertine stuns with sparkling sequins and pretty patterns at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. You won't want to miss these designs!

A Fashion Fairytale! Libertine’s Edgy Extravaganza: MB Fashion Week 2012

Libertine stuns with sparkling sequins and pretty patterns at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. You won’t want to miss these designs!

-Diana Denza

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You know you’re about to be wowed when you’re ushered past throngs of the fashion obsessed into a studio-sized elevator. Wait—make that a studio-sized elevator filled with guys and gals wearing ensembles that each cost more than what you currently have in your bank account. And with its cool tunes, fierce models, and stunning pieces, the Libertine F/W 2012 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week more than lived up to the hype. Held at the posh Milk Studios on February 9th, everything from the lighting to the models’ confident poses were like something out of a fashion forward fairytale.

Prominent hues included red, orange, green, and black, with glistening silvers woven into the fabrics. A number of the coats, jackets, and skirts were embellished with sparkling sequins in intricate crown, horseshoe, star, and even web patterns. Meanwhile, several pieces featured a jaw dropping lightning bolt design, which added yet another heavy dose of glam to the highly embellished collection.

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Patterns were mixed (think a bright, rose-designed dress under a plaid jacket), models turned up the heat in heavy red furs, and the runways glistened and gleamed under the bright lights and countless sequins.

But don’t think the accessories managed to tone down the outfits. Necklaces were chunky and beaded and the booties were anything but neutral. Rarely does one attend a show where each piece is fearless –and somehow manages to entice the seasoned crowed every time.

I felt as though I had been whisked away to a realm where runways were transformed into forests, models were royalty, and behind every turn and sashay was a flash of lightning or sequin shower.

For the grand finale, models danced and waved their arms happily instead of putting on their game faces for another intense strut session. Because when you’re dressed like royalty, why can’t you go ahead and start a new tradition?

Brava, designer Johnson Hartig. We couldn’t have asked for a more badass, entertaining way to spend our evening.

Diana Denza is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.

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