Washington based designer Taimur Baig launches his new collection at Lima’s Vetro Lounge.
By Kara Landsman and Madeleine Frank
An exclusive group of Washingtonians gathered at Lima’s Vetro Lounge Wednesday night to celebrate the launch of designer Taimur Baig’s Spring/ Summer 2011 collection. Vetro, a swanky lounge on the second floor of Lima, proved to be the perfect venue for the event, allowing guests to watch videos of Baig’s inspiration (which include actress Katherine Hepburn and the 1940’s) for the collection on large screens. Guests sipped cocktails and snacked on hors d voures while DJB Productions played soulful, funky music in the background.
“The next collection is about what’s flattering for every kind of woman,” Baig said. “The 40’s defined what people wear today. I wanted to take classic elements and make them more feminine.”
Baig explains how his color palate comes from his cultural experiences. Born in Dubai, and growing up in Pakistan, he took some inspiration from barren deserts, with endless sand and sky. This appears in his new collection, where we see luxurious safari tones. Baig also notes that his typical clientele is a woman who is “culturally and socially aware and knows who she is.”
At the end of the event, three guests were chosen at random to win some great prizes from Aroma Medi Spa in Potomac, Maryland.