Designer Ghassan Yazbeck’s Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Fashion Showcase:
A Triumphant Beginning
(New York, NY - February 17th, 2012)- iFashion Network, yet again, launched a set of talented and innovative emerging designers this February during New York iFashion Week, at iFashion Network’s emerging designer showcase. Lebanese born designer Ghassan Yazbeck drew in a fairly large crowd of standing room only international press, models, domestic editors, photographers, VIP’s and fans. The designer left the crowd fascinated by his unique collection.
The show was off to a breathtaking start as Ghassan’s clothing was being showcased down the runway. Although a timid approach was made with colors on this collection, classics can do no wrong, and did no wrong. The solid reds, whites, and blacks that took over the catwalk were anything but deceiving. As each model walked down the runway, the detailed cuts on the garments were heavily emphasized and symbolic. “Yazbeck did throw wows into the delightful eyes of audience staring at his fabrics and models who brothe life into his pencils,” expressed blogger Diamond Bradley.
One of the most striking tops seen on the runway was the black bustier with gold metal closures in gazar, paired with a black tuxedo paneled skirt in wool and satin. Other enthralling ensembles that walked down the runway were the sheer black and white stripped jacket, first seen in plastic and then in silk double organza, both tied with a bow and complemented with Yazbeck’s recurring stiff collar.
The most fascinating thing about the entire show was that the collection was dominated by a series of boxy collared jackets and dresses, but concluded with a delightfully simple wedding gown. The delicacy of the wedding gown even stunned everyone to get up and take a second look when walked down the runway.
The garments overall were structured yet elegant. His scantly cuts and details evidently leave women who put on his clothing feeling sexy and sophisticated, symbolizing Yazbeck’s own cultivated personality.
Fashion icons, members of the press, agents, models, fashion lovers, and professionals of the fashion industry were all present at the event. A VIP standing section was set up in front of the runway for photographers and press. The front row was occupied by fashion icons, designers, buyers, and bloggers. As a hair and makeup sponsorship, Platinum Salon and Jenna Kyle partnered with iFashionNetwork to help produce the show.
“One cannot stop their eyes from seeing beauty, for beauty commends the eye,” expresses Yazbeck. “I am excited about my first official contribution to the fashion world.” As a graduate from McGill University with a chemical engineering degree, he later changed direction to the pharmaceutical industry. Yazbeck, however, openly expresses that his interest in science was directed by the hands of his parents more than his own. He then enrolled in Parsons, leaving behind his former and comfortable life. He graduated with a degree in fashion design and is now on his way to fulfilling his lifelong dream of creating a lifestyle brand.