Trend Sketching Bridal Market NYC 2012 – Leila Hafzi

We had the pleasure of stumbling upon international and eco-friendly designer Leila Hafzi.   Working in hand dyed natural silks dried in the open air of the Himalayas, her designs evoke the kinetic environment they are created in.  Rough cut edges and flowing, sweeping shapes in a palette of soft natural hues were a welcome break from a sea of white.

Hand painted dresses are a signature of the designer and you can imagine our delight as we happened upon these brush touched frocks in her collection.

Feathers, foliage and an abstract snake print wind around the dresses in a free spirited, flowing pattern.  As the model, twisted and turned the soft shapes seemed to dance with a mesmerizing sense of movement.   We can imagine a beach bound bride or artful fleet of bridesmaids donning this lovely…

Hafzi’s dresses, light and youthful, have a natural energy and flow that was happily captured with a sketch.  Ms. Hafzi, let’s paint together one day, shall we?