Young Israeli designer Alon Livne learned the fundamentals of fashion design while working at high-end European fashion houses starting at the tender age of 17. Since then, he has also worked for Alexander McQueen and worked in the evening wear and couture division at Roberto Cavalli. While there, he worked on orders for celebrities and custom work for international royals. After breaking out on his own, he won first place during Israel’s version of “Project Runway,” gaining world-wide recognition from his peers and media alike. February 2013 was his first runway showcase at New York Fashion Week.
It was an honor to be able to attend his September 2014 showcase at the prestigious Hudson Hotel. The show started out as a runway presentation of nineteen looks and then formed into a gallery setting, allowing us to get close inspection of the designs.
Livne’s cocktail and evening wear designs were inspired by the post modern architecture of Michael Havemeyer and underwater creatures. The clothing emphasized his signature elaborate structural details that coincided with his couture and handmade craftsmanship. The gowns, leotards and bodycon jumpsuits- ranging from neoprene to chiffon and leather; ran fluid in colors of black, silver, white, gray and lavender. The silhouettes were without a doubt, sexy and feminine. Soft fabrics (like the chiffon) complemented their more edgier counterparts (the neoprene and leather). If a gal ever wanted to wear that strikingly sexy piece for an event, Alon Livne is at the top of the list in that category.