Saturday, August 28, 2010

Quiet Is The New Loud

Photographs my own, and courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm.

One of my favorite shows to see at Stockholm Fashion Week was the Swedish School of Textiles graduate collection show. Twelve different students presented their collections of six looks each, and each designer provided an fresh new perspective, freed from the restraints of commercial viability. Of course, I can't show them all at once, but I will show the highlights bit by bit.

One standout was Elin Klevmar's collection Efterklang/Reverberation, which featured beautifully draped asymmetrical silhouettes, rendered in light, muted shades of dusty rose, sand, stone, and concrete. Asymmetrical pants and skirts were popular throughout the entire graduate show, and Klevmar sent out a pair of trousers with one leg voluminously larger than the other, as well as a skirt that was half maxi, half knee-length. What I appreciated most about the collection was the subtlety of the details that required further inspection from every angle, and the gorgeous flow and movement of the fabric, and the alteration of the silhouette shapes when the models walked. Each piece managed to be unique, while exercising a sense of minimalist restraint that made the collection elegant, beautiful, and entirely wearable.


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ryan said...

what dreamy silhouettes!! i especially love the second to last look.

Emily said...

obsessing over that first look!!