Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Swedish Cubism

All photographs courtesy of Kristian Loveborg and Berns Salonger.

So, this is major catch-up from Stockholm Fashion Week, which now seems like an eternity ago, although I have to say the August weather there was not dissimilar to the November weather here (i.e., in the 50's and rainy). I saw Sara Andersson's degree presentation, Prepositions, at the Swedish School of Textiles graduate show, and it was one of the highlights of the entire week. I was immediately drawn in by the sculptural headpieces, neckpieces, and belts, that transformed the silhouette of the body into a cubist abstraction. Still, it's important not to get too distracted by the outrageous accessories; underneath are some incredible cool, chic, paired-down pieces. The collection is a bundle of contradictions: basic tee shapes rendered in strange plasticy looking textiles, dull colors spruced up by pops of gold sparkle, simple but statement making. None of these pieces would look out of place at my favorite new downtown arrival, Creatures of Comfort. I know grad collections usually never make it to production, but here's hoping that Sara's collection will pop up on Not Just A Label...


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A La Mode said...

I'm loving those strange foam pieces!

joy said...

My favorite is the complete look captured in photo second to last! The head piece and luxurious skirt really do it for me.