island*atelier © 2008-2017

The clothes were slashed and patched at Proenza Schouler where the collection was inspired by abstract expressionists of the midcentury New York School and in particular the work of Helen Frankenthaler.  

Beautiful coats and jackets in spotted calf and boiled felt which appeared to be peeling off the body were a reference to the splayed felt work of Robert Morris.  The clothes were rendered in tweed and shearling and featured strategically placed cutouts on dresses and oversized fishnet tights.  There appeared to be  an emphasis on the shoulder and vertical and horizontal lines dissected the body.  The final pieces definitely felt tribal with the strategic placement of fur tufts and cuffs as well as the clever use of grommets and embroideries.


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