While many designers list music as a source of inspiration each season, few have made as literal an interpretation of the subject as designer Mandy Coon. For, her Spring 2013 collection, Coon adorned her bold pieces with laser cut imprints of MIDI files, which are digitalized music files. Of course Coon, who moonlights as a DJ, didn't use any generic MIDI file to generate her designs. She partnered with Pontus Winnberg of Miike Snow, who created a piece of music for her, which was then transmogrified into the unrecognizable imprint that adorns the leather dresses and metal waist cinchers deployed throughout the collection. Beyond the brilliance of the concept, the collection itself was a wonder to behold. In signature Coon style, the show was full of the edgy and sharp silhouettes which were tempered with a feminine flounce, as well as digital prints, the aforementioned lasercutting, and of course, a couple giant, scene-stealing bunny bags.
Even though these styles won't be in stores till next year, if you're itching to get ahold of a bunny bag, or another amazing previous season piece at 50-90% off, there will be a Mandy Coon Sample Sale this Thursday-Friday from 4-8 at MC Studio (93 St. Marks Place, 2nd Floor).