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He's No Angel

Angel Sanchez shows devilish side as he explores the mystery of the night with seductive gowns

Angel Sanchez shows devilish side with seductive and mysterious gowns

Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 24
Angel Sanchez jacquard gown with pleated halter neckline and acrylic embroidery on the back. Photo courtesy of Angel Sanchez
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 10
Angel Sanchez riffed dotted organza blouse and crepe pant. Photo courtesy of Angel Sanchez
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 13
Angel Sanchez lurex gown with illusion neckline and inserts and velveteen ribbon detail. Photo courtesy of Angel Sanchez
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 22
Angel Sanchez Mikado and crepe gown and with lace high-neck detail. Photo courtesy of Angel Sanchez
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 8
Angel Sanchez sleeveless crepe gown with sequin embroiderty and illusion insets. Photo courtesy of Angel Sanchez
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 4
Angel Sanchez crepe gown with illusion neckline and insert at the bust. Photo courtesy of Angel Sanchez
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 25
Angel Sanchez bubble hem jaquard gown with acrylic embroidery embroidery on illusion sleeves and neckline. Photo courtesy of Angel Sanchez
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 11
Angel Sanchez sleeveless lurex dotted organza with velveteen ribbon at the waist. Photo courtesy of Angel Sanchez
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 24
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 10
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 13
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 22
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 8
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 4
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 25
Angel Sanchez fall 2016 look 11

What: Angel Sanchez fall runway show.

Where: Angel Sanchez studio during New York Fashion Week.

The surroundings: The Venezuelan designer, whose collection is available in Houston at Elizabeth Anthony, went back to the days when couture houses hosted intimate shows in their work spaces, setting up a small gleaming white runway along a hallway of his 7th-floor studio in New York's Garment District, staying backstage to make sure everything was perfect and not taking a runway bow at the end. 

The look: Sanchez is known for bright colors and architectural designs, but for fall he goes much darker and more mysterious. He said his inspiration for his collection was "fetish," but there's nothing overtly S&M about the flowing gowns, often in black or majestic purple, with intricate black lace embroidery that weaves around the neck or cracked shards of acrylic that embellish the sleeves and neckline.

Instead there's a seductive flair in the dotted organza blouses, cocktail halter dresses with velveteen ribbon detail and gowns with sequin embroidery and illusion insets. With this alluring collection, Sanchez proves he's still a romantic at heart.