Designer Idan Cohen appeared to draw inspiration from the ocean for his spring collection, with both his color palette and discernible seashell motif. A varied collection of mainly eveningwear looks were rendered in seafoam green, pale blue, coral and nude, with shell appliques and beaded shell shapes appearing on most looks.
Cohen’s strength lies in eveningwear, and he delivered a handful of red-carpet-ready gowns, including a baby blue halter cocktail number with a beaded chevron pattern. Other highlights came when he strayed from traditional eveningwear — including a fluid seafoam green kaftan showing just a hint of skin and a coral blazer-dress that riffed on men’s wear.
The bulk of the collection, however, was questionably risqué with no shortage of sheer and barely there gowns, making it difficult to imagine his designs appealing to the masses. But Cohen must know his attention-seeking customers — perhaps a “Real Housewife” or two — have an active social life.