One of the Newest Celeb Favorites, Rufat Ismayel of AFFFAIR Brought Glamour and Lots of Sparkle to Spring Studios To Close Out NYFW
Style Magazine Newswire | 2/18/2019, 5:50 p.m.
New York, NY (February 13, 2019) – It is fitting that one of Hollywood’s newest go-to labels, Affair, closed out NYFW at Spring Studios with a sultry, empowering, feminine collection from Azerbaijani designer, Rufat Ismayil.
The haute couture looks ranged from cocktail to evening-wear, with very avant-garde silhouettes and intricate designs. Bodysuits were paired with multi-meter long trains; each look adorned with headpieces made of feathers, beads, and embellished hairpins.
Turkish supermodel, Tülin Sahin, opened the show with a two-piece ensemble complete with a beaded midriff bomber jacket and a satin emerald pleated skirt; giving off sophisticated “school girl” vibes. Each as unique a butterfly’s wings, lace details abounded in sultry pantsuits to cocktail dresses expertly merging lace and velvet. Standout pieces included a lace belted pantsuit and the final piece, also worn by Sahin, a black velvet long sleeve evening gown with a voluminous ruched bottom in deep goldenrod. The finale piece was selected and customized for Ashanti at The Grammy’s this past Sunday demonstrating the designers growing a relationship with Hollywood’s elite.
Though most of the collection featured meticulous black lace and organza textiles; emerald green satin, lush silver velvet, and billowing gold layers of chiffon and satin created a rich color palette for the runway.
The collection was inspired by a trip Ismayil took to North America where the Monarch Butterfly’s intricate wings mesmerized him into a trance of lace, organza, and chiffon.
Notable attendees included Francesca Curran [Orange is the New Black], Jennifer Aydin [The Real Housewives of New Jersey], Angelina Pivarnick [Jersey Shore], Daniella Salvi, Rahmeka Cox [Miss New York 2018].
The hair lead was Aubrey Loots [@lootypics] for Wella Professionals [@wellahair] and Makeup lead was Michelle Webb [michellewebbmakeup] for Dollhouse Xpress [@dollhousexpress]. The dramatic lashes were provided by Christoph Eye Couture [@christopheyecouture]