Nadya Toto - fall/winter 2010

Peplum tops with ruffles and lace, rosettes and spangled dresses: seduction is a serious business and Nadya Toto is taking no prisoners.

Riding the trend of neutrals and 1980s revival, Toto’s predominantly black collection reminds us of the beauty of a well-placed ruffle, balanced on the one-shouldered dress. This highly wearable collection didn’t lose any of its teeth by combining various textures and transparencies with cinched waists and an assured attitude.

While the half-lace, half-opaque body suit was attention-grabbing, the sparkling, bias-cut dress with low-cut back is effortlessly dramatic. Pops of eggplant, pink and navy show off girly bows and rosettes on belts and shoulders, adding a little lightness to the drama.

Slinky dresses and lightly bubbled skirts with metallic embossing and crinkly taffeta might sound chaotic, but rather, they helped Toto catch her prey: the audience’s hearts


Chin Seow Pua, Fashion Writer