The calm serenity of the beach in late summer inspired a dynamic collection from Alejandra Alonso Rojas. Carried over from spring were bias-dyed slip dresses in sunset hues, while the customizable drawstring of that season’s dramatic parachute gown was transferred to a colorful cocktail dress. “This energy just got into me, and I really needed a creative escape,” said Rojas.
The news here is the evening looks, like a hand-draped stretch silk dress that “holds you like a bathing suit on top” and releases into a floaty skirt. For land-locked—and body-confident—mermaids there is a hand-crocheted dégradé gown. From a feather-like silk fabric Rojas had in her nest of a studio came a flirty shorts suit and a look-at-me-after-dark dress. A smocked, off-the-shoulder cocktail number combined comfort and chic, a welcome combination for dress-up occasions.