The first wave of couturier designers, Madeleine Vionnet’s creative use of tulle, Balenciaga, Charles James, LaCroix’s outrageous combinations of texture and silhouette, and Alexander McQueen’s romantic and haunting designs, as well as architecture, culture, and the road less traveled
Creative with levity and playfulness
Fall 2013 Collection
Believing you can never be too old to play dress up, I resurrect the eccentric style that emerges from the practice. My pieces mimic the textures found in a little girl’s sartorial arsenal and offer a nearly schizophrenic array of styles. Classic silhouettes reminiscent of the 1950s and ’60s can be seen in brocade suits with sharply tailored jackets and cigarette pants, pencil skirts with lace-collared crepe de chine blouses, and box peplum cocktail dresses. The sharp lines of the garments are then met with tousled tulle tutus, French lace, and netting to bring dramatic volume and contrast.