“I like the movement, the sensuality. I’m Brazilian,” said designer Marcelo Quadros, explaining what he tries to accomplish season after season for the ladies who don his designs.
Focusing for the past five years on evening wear, Quadros continues to produce what can only be described as beautiful pieces meant to be worn out to galas, red carpets and other special occasion events.
They seemed to glide their way down the runway Thursday evening. Most of the looks were full-length dresses in a range of silhouettes, from mermaid-style heavy silk crêpe dresses to voluminous pieces with pleating. The show opener was a flutter-sleeve number with side cutouts in a loud pinky peach, followed by a shift in the same hue cinched in with a black leather belt. The two looks were a bit of an anomaly, for the rest of the collection was presented in standard nudes, off-whites and blacks so as not to take attention away from the elaborate beading or other sparklers that’s become a Quadros calling card. One dress bore a silver-beaded bodice that, on closer inspection, was actually composed of black diamond crystals.
Post-show, the designer, flanked by two models, pointed out the exquisite details on their dresses, literally running his hands through the beaded fringe. With each collection, “the embroideries are an experiment,” he said. “Every season I change embroidery and techniques, like materials.”