My Modern Desert colors feature subtle shades of the Sahara and Moroccan Dunes offset by a touch of metallic. Desert Rose, Soft Gold and Warm Cocoa express their beauty through hand-knit details that bring these shades to life.
Come explore my Modern Desert fashions for every event on your Spring calendar. My exclusive collection of ready-to-wear and custom knitwear offers luxurious additions for updating your wardrobe for the warm months ahead.
The Villette dress is a timeless classic. It’s drop waist is especially flattering making it an easy choice for holiday parties! The top is made of comfortable stretch velour and the skirt a beautiful double face knit in a textured pattern as shown in black and gold. The Villette is the “go to” dress.
The Parisa is knitted in a soft double face stretch viscose plaid design and can be worn as a jacket, dress or tunic. It features a Jackie O style collar with hand painted gold button, hidden front zipper, pleated skirt and scalloped hem.
The Riva Jacket is another elegant jacket with an off center single ruffle. Paired with the Adalicia skirt, this is another outfit that can take you from day to night in a flash. This combo can also be worn throughout the winter, again making your daily choices a breeze.
A simple, strapless gown edged with ruffle. Also available in a short version – the Mardi– both present chic party options.
Another dress sure to make you shine- the Tilda. This colorful, long sleeve cocktail dress with contoured neckline and v-shaped matching ruffle hem in silk taffeta makes a statement that you have “arrived”.
The Justyne top is a one-of-a-kind treasure that you can wear year round. An exquisite ruffle blouse with a bouncy jabot neck tie collar when paired with the Lynnette knit wide leg pull on ruffle front dress pant, offer a new option for chic tuxedo dressing.
This entrance-making gown needs no introduction. Sophisticated halter gown in a double faced jacquard knit with a side zipper. Stunning black and gold brocade design.
The Evelyn Jacket, with its long sleeves and peplum styling, flatters every figure. It features a smocked front and sleeves with hidden silver zipper. Also available in a sleeveless top, the Gallia, with zipper in back.
Definitely a statement piece, this decorative brocade jacket in double faced jacquard knit with dress hook closure and pleats adds flattering shape. The Nikki jacket will shine either with pants, skirts or leggings.
*All items available in different colors, please check PAULAHIAN.COM for selection.
This spring/summer I wanted to put together a collection that had intricate details while retaining simplicity. The goal was to emphasize the core of what a knit really is by creating pieces to mix and match for any occasion. With summer now here, this is a good time to showcase some essentials for your wardrobe and how they can be paired together.
The abstract structure of this dress turned out to be completely flawless. When I envisioned this piece I was inspired by geometric shapes and endless lines to create a design that is everlasting. With the abstract print and the color, this is a piece that will not go unnoticed while you’re wearing it.
Intended to be worn as a classic fit and flare, this dress ultimately became dual function. While shooting this piece at the photoshoot, a spontaneous decision was made to photograph the dress with the collar up. Instantly it became a brand new look and blossoming one dress into the idea of two.
Subtle but designed with refined details, the cap sleeve structure is the perfect way to TOP it off. This Pinafore dress offers a black top and base but the skirt comes in a choice of several vibrant colors which you can see in other pieces of my Spring/Summer collection. Whether you’re on the way to work or ready for a night out on the town, this two toned polka dot “beaute” will become your next favorite.
Smooth lines transform this combo into the perfected geometric dream. Made with lightweight yarns, the framework makes the garment easy-to-breathe. Created as “sport couture” I wanted to keep these pieces easy to mix and match with other pieces of the collection. The scallop build of the skirt wears as a wrap, giving an asymmetrical look.
I sincerely hope that you will enjoy wearing these four looks and the rest of the collection as much as I enjoyed designing it.
Shop: SHOP SPRING/SUMMER17
With summer finally here, you are probably spending more time with friends and family. Whether your weekend takes you to the beach, city, or weekend retreat, Paula Hian Designs can make your planning easier.
Let’s say you are going to the beach. Besides the essentials: bathing suit, coverup, underwear, cosmetics, etc., think about what you will be doing. During the day, you might want to dress casually to meet the gang for lunch. May we suggest for a fun, flirty look – the Rochelle dress, or Holly top and Mirla skirt.
You can even choose the color combinations – rich coral, sky blue, chartreuse yellow, jade green, and navy blue.* Black and white are also available for a sophisticated look.
Paula Hian designs has something for everyone, no matter what your shape, size, or attitude!
Summer is the time to unwind, relax. Let yourself breath. Read a book, take a walk, build a sand castle… Anything goes… Just remember to be you, keep work at the office and let the kids be occupied by the waves. This is your time!
A more formal occasion? Without question, the magnificent Aubrey gown in sky blue/coral or black and white is the answer.
Paula Hian designs also has plenty of jackets and sweaters to keep you warm if you find yourself in a cooler climate, or just want coverage – think Stephanie cardigan, Evonne bolero or Tracy jacket. For sophistication and glamour, throw on the Evelyn jacket.
Wherever you go, just have fun- even if your weekend is a staycation. Contemporary and classic at the same time, you will always feel confident in your Paula Hian pieces…. They will stay in your wardrobe for a very long time. Oh, and we can’t resist a shout out to the glorious peplum Gallia top. Good for just about anything…enjoy! (PAULAHIAN.COM).
*All are available in bold colors, simply click the dropdown menu on the website color tab to see the available rainbow of colors.
THE FALL / WINTER 2016 COLLECTION
With a touch of France, this season blends architecture with perfected stitching to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Inspired by her travels, Paula’s vision of abstracts and geometrics come alive in this collection.
The Danielle Dress stands as the “New Power Suit” in John-John Williams’ avant-garde photo shoot for the Baltimore Sun. A continuous abstract pattern captivates this jackie o style collar in a gaze.
MODEL: Amanda, from THE Artist Agency
HAIR: Brian Oliver
MAKEUP: Dana Spence
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lloyd Fox
STYLIST/PRODUCER: John-John Williams IV
ART DIRECTION: Leeann Adams