For his latest collection, Graeme Armour offered something far less charged than what he has us accustomed. Inspired by Balenciaga and Courreges of the 60s, the designer gave us a strongly interesting second collection . The clothing structures and material mixture attracted our attention to this new player in New York fashion.
photography Rachel LeBeau for Papierdoll / Triptyqu3.com
For his Spring / Summer 2011 line, Graeme Armour did not go in the color. Rather, he focused on a pallet made of white, beige and black. Despite a range of more sober colors, the designer still went with originality. The styling was, without exception, well executed and perfectly arranged. The clothes were structured while retaining a touch of femininity. Use of beige and black suede made a key addition to the collection. A-line dresses with or without sleeves were parts of the collection. In what has to be an original idea of the designer, he added in each dress little hints of other colors in the collection. With the insertion of fabric, he came to play with different lengths at the hem.
Perfectly arranged to look more traditionally like skirts it created a visage that’s definitely a signature of Graeme Armour. Suede, arranged in an almost transparent veil was also been able to attract our attention. Despite the fact that he has used what seems to be only three colors for his entire collection, it could easily fall into the monotony and redundancy. Instead, the collection has its good use of material mixtures, the effect of color block and transparency versus opacity. In short, it is a good idea to continue to watch Graeme Armour, as he will undoubtedly succeed in carving out a prominent place in fashion.
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