Strong, powerful women of mythology. Designer Don O'Neill has always looked to iconic female figures as muse. For his Fall 2012 collection (and first runway show), he went darker and more mysterious. Some in the audience called it the Morgana or Snow White's evil queen collection. What I saw were gowns that were luxuriously embellished and sexy.
Black and silver were the dominant colors, with some rich amethyst looks in between. Shoes were made by Q by Pascuale Fabrizio. Exquisite heels from Italy that were also delicately crafted. Beaded headpieces gave the evening wear their magical slant.
The makeup consisted of smoky, smoldering eyes. The hair was inspired by Athena, Goddess of weaving. It was pulled back into long ponytails, with long hair strands wrapped around and interwoven down the tail.
Theia is fast becoming the go-to favorite of celebrities for the red carpet. Most recently, Amber Riley of Glee at the NAACP awards and TONY winner Donna Murphy at the Drama League Awards wore his flattering gowns. Maybe they know that they can count on Don to make them look their best. Maybe the stars know that they sparkle like the Goddess of Light that inspires the collection. Either way, this is a label not to be missed!