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I’m not sure it’s a trend but…by the time Cushnie et Ochs was over I felt a new sophistication moving on the runways…where once they were skin-tight and sexy, with skin peeking through the cut outs, this show showed the pair exploring not new so much as an expanded direction –Altogether, the silhouettes were roomier, dresses flowed, where skin was exposed seemed more deliberate. The white pieces that opened the show were structured and crisp. Each look built on the next as flared skirts, squared off tops and fox fur jackets, a gorgeous abstract print paired with a sweet velvety kangaroo cropped jacket exposed a polish and flare for form, manipulated fabrics, and unexpected pairings.
–Katya Moorman & K.L. Dunn
I can.not.believe. New York Fashion Week is right around the corner! Not only am I hooked up with my MBFW credentials but I have a serious schedule at Milk and surprise breakout venue Industria Super Studio. Also an amazing team to help cover everything that you want to know about! I wanted to highlight two of my favorites from last year that I think are killing it and ready to hit the big time as well as an intriguing unknown!
The two designers on-the-verge-of-MAJOR are Daniella Kallmeyer and Erin Barr. Last season they both had collections we thought were exceptionally strong.
Speed & Stillness was the yin/yang of Spring 2013. Minimalist modern sportswear that felt utterly fresh. Below are a few looks from last season.
Erin Barr, the womenswear designer collection by Erin Barr, is a study in contrasts reflecting the real attitudes of the modern day woman. We fell in love with her Spring 2013 collection which was inspired by a fictional meeting between the artist Frank Stella and Marilyn Monroe (during her intellectual years). It had a real L.A. vibe but the L.A. of a David Lynch/Mulholland Drive: Intelligent, sexy and a provocative edge. We’re excited to see what she has in store for us this NYFW!
TILLYandWILLIAM’s premier collection for Fall 2013 is an experiment in transformation. Inspired by the human body, each garment is engineered to fit multiple points on the same form. Traditional garment construction has been re-imagined within this collection, in order to make room for new shapes and unconventional cuts that accommodate for finely tuned comfort and fabric flexibility.
Daily life and light traveling are driving forces behind the birth of this breed of clothing. The reversible garments allow for the flip one’s mood may bring, or the occasional event hopping the wearer may encounter. As the transformational aspects of this collection increase in possibility, so too does the life of each garment; lessening the desire to constantly add new pieces to one’s wardrobe and helping to curb this generation’s trendy and harmful addiction to fast fashion.
Stay posted! xx
Normally I post full length style shots but I was so enamored by their rings and things I decided to post this instead. Dana Hurwitz + Vince Barile are the designers behind the nascent brand Bond Hardware that is driven by fashion.fetish+found objects. Still in school they’ve already developed a following that goes beyond their room mates and includes their Dads. I interviewed them recently and you can read it here…and feel a little bit more like a slacker that you just spent your college years going to class!
Dana Hurwitz and Vincent Barile are the Brooklyn based designers behind the label Bond Hardware. Specializing in pieces created from found objects and re-purposing things from the local hardware store. Starting with rethinking what neckwear can be they’re also expanding to rings and other designs. Dana’s currently at the Pratt Institute while Vince studies at the Art Institute but they still find time to work on their collaboration. Learn more about it, what makes them tick and how cool their Dads are below. (more…)