fall fashion show
had a New York
CARLA JEAN SCHWARTZ
he annual fall fashion show
at Tam O'Shanter Country
Club in West Bloomfield
seemed like a New York pro-
duction to the sellout crowd of
300 patrons. Designers Eric Beamon and
Kevan Hall made personal appearances,
while Suzanne Clark, merchandising direc-
tor of Vogue magazine, introduced the show
with fashions from Roz & Sherm.
According to Clark, the new looks are
less extreme, less exaggerated and offer
many options to women. "Accessories are
main thoughts, not after-thoughts," she
says. Watch for spectacular jewelry, belts
and scarves to make fashion statements.
Detroit-born Eric Beamon designs
jewelry that sparkles. His creations usual-
ly are made of Austrian crystals in many
colors, sometimes combined with suede and
chunky beads. Some pieces are elegant,
like the multi-colored crystal strands;
others are whimsical, such as earrings with
Beamon's jewelry accented the
glamorous fashions of another former
Detroiter, Kevan Hall. Hall describes his
designs as "sexy and glamorous. He uses
luxurious fabrics — wool crepes, silk taffeta
and silk satins. One black velvet evening
gown had an emerald silk lining and was
shown with fuchsia gloves. A cocktail dress
had flounces of confetti tulle. The bride at
the finale wore a white gown with a large,
wrapped tulle headpiece.
Hall sums up the fall season:
"Everything is pared down, closer to the
body but not skin tight?' Although his
fashions are manufactured in Los Angeles,
they have a New York attitude.
A. Camel and black three-piece outfit by Arola.
B. Black velvet dress accented with gold sequins of
C. Multi-colored strands of Austrian crystals by Eric
D.Winter white wool gabardine suit by Lyn Kohls.
E. Black velvet and glitter Renaissance gown by
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS