Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of stopping by the Verlaine studios to preview the Fall collection. While I had browsed through the lookbook, most predominantly black collections fail to register very well in photographs, and I couldn't really get a sense of the dense textures, angular dimensions, luxurious hidden details, and of course, the general grandeur of the garments. Designed by a small collective of designers, each piece is put together with meticulous attention to details. For example, one pair of paneled pants is made up of over sixty pattern pieces, and the interior seam bindings are hand-dyed even though they are invisible from the outside. While the garments are constructed with clean lines and have a minimalist feel, they also carry a sense of high drama, and my favorite pieces include a floor-sweeping cocoon-like wool coat that envelopes the wearer, and an extra chunky hand-knit sweater that feels like it weighs about twenty pounds.