Wednesday, 2 November 2011

new coat of paint

Let's put a new coat of paint on this lonesome old town
set 'em up, we'll be knockin' em down.
You wear a dress, baby, and I'll wear a tie.
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon in that burgundy sky...

Tom Waits, ”New Coat of Paint”, 1974

London-based new-gen designer Rachel Warmisham
deserves a warm welcome into the fashion biz for her
s/s 2012 debut collection aptly called 'Painted' showing,
quote, Womenswear designed with ease of wear, a
diverse and undressed notion in mind, with every piece
able to be worn in multiple different ways with looks
feeling constrictive or entirely the opposite, 
completely fallen apart, unquote.

> catwalk images © by Christopher Moore Ltd. <
Quite an interesting collection, self-indulgent and cultured
showing a buzzy ”feminine masculinity” made of clean
shapes highlighted by free-flowing trousers and long
skirts with stunning 'action-painting-inspired' color drips.
I simply adore the palette and her skillfully mixed textures,
the expert way she makes dribbles look like randomly
poured down or splashed onto the fabrics.

Rachel already had a significant work experience interning
at Erdem and Mary Katrantzou before graduating in June
this year with a BA honours in fashion design from London's 
Westminster University and was selected by a panel of
judges to show her collection in a runway show.
A very welcome step for the color drizzling talent.

> all lookbook images via <

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