“I’m obsessed with the mystery of the night,” Angel Sanchez said backstage in his showroom as he oversaw his intimate runway presentation for fall. “Dressing for the night is when I feel most like myself.”
Inspired by Spanish director Luis Buñuel, most notably his film “That Obscure Object of Desire,” Sanchez translated his fascination into a collection with a seductive flair. His cocktail dresses and evening gowns were sexy and dramatic, showing hints of skin via transparent seams, illusion necklines and lots of lace.
The lineup was consistent, featuring a range of textured black looks, with a hint of opulent gold and majestic purple. The neck, in particular, was important to Sanchez — many of his dresses had dramatically high necklines — and he favored ruffled tulle tied with sweet velvet bows.