Krelwear Spring 2009 @ The Raleigh

Local designer Karelle Levy partnered with jewelry designers Citrine By the Stones to present Spring/Summer 2009 collection with a tasteful tea party this past weekend at the Raleigh. Plenty of Miami taste makers nibbled on tasty scones and finger sandwiches and got teaed up on Earl Grey in the hotel's lush backyard as they waited for the models to sashay through the garden.

And sashay they did presenting a subdued collection of resort-worthy pieces in a pleasing palette of mint, lavender, mud and cream. There wasn't much playing around with shapes, except for the high-waisted shorts and shoulder shrugs paired with cowl-neck dresses. The fabrics were light and ethereal though, no small feat when you consider that Krelwear is essentially a knit line for a really hot city. Citrine's "wonder woman" cold cuffs were a big hit as were the multi-bangles. And the tie-dye tunics were fun and groovy.

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