On Thursday, August 13, the Binzario Visions of White Art and Fashion Unveiling drew a crowd clad in cool white to a spacious new Preston Hollow home for a refreshing event. Presented in partnership with Patron Magazine, the evening offered a creative respite from the late summer blues.
Founded in 2007, Dallas-based Binzario Couture has fast established a reputation for impeccable custom fashion design. Hallmarked by intricate attention to detail, the gorgeous creations of partners Andre Yabin and Luis Nazario can be spotted everywhere from red carpet galas to petal-strewn aisles. A new evening wear range by the designing duo, along with five contemporary works of art inspired by the couture, were revealed at this special soirée. Proceeds benefited the Bobby Norris Roundup for Autism.
Showcasing Binzario’s craftsmanship and hinting at the brand’s bridal roots, the Visions of White collection comprised some 15 unique cocktail dresses and gowns in every shade of white. Explained Yabin (pictured above) of the theme, “During my conceptualization phase, I stumbled across a pattern from the main room in the Alhambra. I drew inspiration from the pattern and colors.” The designer also noted that each gown required four months to complete.
Details were impeccable, from hand-embroidery to silk organza flowers to Swarovski crystals. The flourishes also paid inspiration forward via custom original works from five local artists. Positioned within a light-filled front room, Shawn Saumell’s @SEE caught our eye. “The photograph is presented using one of Binzario’s fashions, repurposed into a marine dreamscape with a star-studded sky,” the award-winning New York native expanded exclusively to Patron. “Upon pearlesque waves sits an origami boat with a timid small boy peeking over the edge. Allusions to Klimt may be detected.” The work was executed via dye sublimation on aluminum panel.
Saumell’s piece, as well as new works commissioned from Carmen Menza, Shayema Rahim, and Tamara White, were each donated to benefit the cause. In addition, artist Mindy Page presented her 27th Annual Roundup for Autism artwork, which, along with a custom dress by Binzario, will be auctioned at the upcoming Pegasus Ball on September 19. For more information, visit www.binzario.com and www.roundupforautism.com. Event photographs, credit Danny Campbell.