Color, whimsy and love were all in the air at Petro Zillia's brilliant show
on Tuesday evening. The VIP lounge was clogged with celeb and fans
waiting to take front-row seats including Lisa Loeb, Marisa Ramirez and
Paula Abdul amongst others. An exuberant rainbow palette carried the
show, worked out in bold striped separates, homespun crochet bikinis and a
new signature geometric print. It was an innocent hallucination of
rainbow graphics, flower decals, bias cut dot prints creating optical
nirvana and kinky patent platforms from
Steve Madden in every hue imaginable.
Not even the irony of heels breaking to
the tune of Another One Bites the Dust
could dampen the spirits of campy models preening for the cameras as they
made their runway turns. Adding dimension to
this pop-y outpouring were outstanding runway offerings like a lavender
spring coat, and pink vest made entirely from quilted silk flowers.
A rainbow silk ruffled halter dress was an editorial standout.
These masters of funky, whimsical knits showed off their inventive
progression by combining knitwear with wovens. With their strong branding focus
and sunny retail message, Petro Zillia is poised to go far!