I just had that experience last week at a fashion show I attended. The Argentine designer, Laurencio Adot had a trunk show here in Cordoba, some spring/summer dresses from his Cruise Line Collection 2011. At first it was like any other show I´ve seen. Tall, beautiful women walking around a raised platform in gorgeous dresses. No question the man is as talented and as appealing as many of his mainstreamed peers. A few vetran celebrity Argentine models were in the show as well such as Dolores Barreiro and Carolina Baldini.
Before I continue, let´s review the very "basic rules" we are often taught when we study clothing design. If you are going to use busy, bold-patterned fabric, keep the design simple. If you are going to use solid colors then go ahead and add bells and whistles and ruffles etc.... In other words, "Don´t overdo it." So when I saw a dress from his spring/summer collection I stopped dead in my tracks. A flowy saturated, bold, floral print dress with drapes and ruffles and tucks and swirls.... It was above the knee, but not super short. "Tastefully overdone" and something I would definitely wear to an evening barbecue or other summer event.