Daniel Hernandez followed last year's format for his Boston Fashion Week event this year: located at Venu downtown, the show started about an hour later than scheduled, and the clothing was worth the wait. The designer paid tribute to the late Marilyn Riseman with a personal anecdote and moment of silence. After an accessories show by guest brands Keep Your Pants On and Susu Accessories, Hernandez presented his dramatic ready-to-wear collection complimented by Marie Galvin's theatrical headpieces, edgy jewelry by T*Racy and custom handbags by Helena Grant.
DH Studios focused on texture to set this year's collection apart, using leather, wool, sequins, beading and an original print design that mimicked psychedelic waves. Most of the collection was black with a few pops of stark white. While suits and separates catered to the typical business-minded consumer of Boston, Hernandez kept his creative mark in showstopping gowns and fun tees. One men's tank featured a Moulin Rouge inspired screen-printed scene of Paris.
|Designers Marie Galvin, Daniel Hernandez, Tracy Belben and Helena Grant pose after the finale.|
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