Fashion Soiree at Shangri-La!
Spring 2005 Charmeuse Fashions
"When that 'little black dress' is not enough ... SHANGRILA!"
NOTE : SHANGRI-LA is having another FASHION SHOW, "Starving Artist Feast & Fashion Show", hosted by The Art School, at 3 PM, on Sunday, June 11th at the Kilmer Mansion (Temple Concord) 6 Riverside Dr., Binghamton, NY.
Click HERE for pictures of the fashion show at HILTON GARDEN INN of downtown Ithaca, NY on Thursday, December 1st 2005.
The designers of Shangri-La are the first to fully employ silk velvet (charmeuse) in haute couture evening wear designs.
Until the 1990's most recent velvets were only rayon or acetate based, although velvet was first made from silk in the Middle Ages.
A few years ago, American trained British designer Jasper Conran revived silk devore, a rayon pile velvet burnt away with acid printing to leave shadows of silk chiffon amid deep velvet pile. This technique, first invented in France at least a century ago and very fashionable in the "roaring twenties" has now made a striking comeback! Devore literally means "to devour" in French. The process uses chemical gel tot eat away (dissolve) cellulose plant fibers (such as cotton, linen, raime, rayon, and viscose) without harming the non-plant silk.
Besides a wide range of tranditionally inspired ruanas, amarna wraps (Quechqumitl
), ponchos, and kaftans, designers Sheldon Gosline and You Min happily design unique evening dresses and gowns, such as these from our 2005 Spring Fashion Soiree!
This masterpiece along with more than
a dozen other high fashion gowns was
first displayed in our Fashion Soiree,
on 2 April 2005!
redefines the cutting edge of haute couture silk velvet devore fashion every day. Here is a recent "ready wear" creation, a silk velvet tail coat that goes great with a skirt or with pants. The Shangri-La
designers are constantly creating new unique looks for every style and occasion.
Click HERE to see a video clip from Shangri-La's Spring 2005 Fashion Show exhibit of many different ways to wear a ruana!
Click HERE to see a video clip of You Min Gosline showing 20 different ways to wear a ruana! LOCATION
: Shangri-La Gifts and Art, 156 E State Street (THE COMMONS), Ithaca, NY 14850 USA
Click HERE for even MORE pics!!
VIDEO LINKS !
Click HERE to see Shangri-La's Collection of SPORTY SUMMER SILK VELVET OUTFITS
Click HERE to see Shangri-La's Collection of FUNKY SILK VELVET OUTFITS
Click HERE to see Shangri-La's Collection of SMART DRESSY SILK VELVET OUTFITS
Click HERE to see Shangri-La's Collection of RED or BLACK FORMAL SILK VELVET OUTFITS
Click HERE to see Shangri-La's Collection of HAUTE COUTURE SILK VELVET OUTFITS (part 1)
Click HERE to see Shangri-La's Collection of HAUTE COUTURE SILK VELVET OUTFITS (part 2)
Click HERE to VIEW Channel 10
News Now Coverage of FALL event
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The Grammar of Glamour : SHANGRI-LA !
Did you know that "grammar" and "glamour" used to mean the same thing? Here at Shangri-La, we have never forgotten the true language of style! We hope you enjoy our fashion show! Ms. Gina Sikora and the other models in our Fashion Soiree have kindly given us permission to post these images. All image rights are reserved.
A long time ago, when English spelling was not as fixed, "glamour" was just another way to spell "grammar" and it meant not only the study of how language is used but also any kind of learning or study. Latin was the language of the educated, and common people who didn't understand Latin were afraid of those who spoke it. For all they knew students of grammar migh be wicked enchanters, so both words came to mean "a magic spell." Even today, someone with SHANGRI-LA "glamour" can cast a spell over us all.