Raoul Blanco Unveils Fall-Spring CoutureDec 01, 2015 06:13PM ● By Flint Zerangue, Sr.
Hosted by Mrs. Gayle Benson, this distinguished fashion show featured an eclectic sampling of clothing inspired by Blanco’s elite clientele. Elegant models donned one of-a-kind pieces, accented with designer hats from Fleur de Paris of New Orleans. Fabrics imported from London, Paris and Italy offered an array of colors, styles and patterns in a multitude of designs ranging from the dark accents of autumn to the light, flowy looks of spring. The event did not disappoint as invited guests (who were also dressed to impress), ooh’d and aah’d at the exclusive apparel.
Blanco’s designs can only be obtained from the man himself. Working closely with each client he takes pride in learning their fashion personalities, making custom clothing that is sure to meet or exceed expectations.
When asked if there was anything that had specifically inspired his latest collection, Raoul explained, “I don’t pay attention to what’s trending in fashion… my designs come from an intimate knowledge of my clients’ desires and needs…when I see the right fabric, I know almost instantly who it would look best on and go from there.”
Adding to his accolades, Raoul was recently presented with an award from New Orleans Fashion Week “in Recognition of his Impact, Achievements and Contributions in Support of the Southern Fashion Industry.”
By Savannah Ludwig & Kisha Kana
Photo's by: FACE Magazine