Ainsley Fall 2012 Preview. The Ainsley brand is described as “A collection of limited-edition pieces centered on modern design and sustainability , rather than a reflection on current trends, Ainsley is always seeing the new while retaining a respect for the past.”
Watch the captivating video preview below. We are loving the aesthetic of this label, and an excellent choice of music by Brightblack Morning Light. Two other videos on their YouTube channel.
Designer Jeanette Au was born in Grand Rapids Michigan and grew up in New York City. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts. Au
went on to receive her B.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts before coming to the Academy of Art University to pursue her M.F.A. in Knitwear Design. Jeanette was inspired by Sergei Diagliav’s Ballet Russe and the paintings of Leon Bakst, which influenced the texture, patterns, and color palette of the collection. Jeanette Au incorporates wool, mohair, synthetic yarns, and metallic threads into her knit fabrics. She will be showcased in The Academy Of Art University Fall 2012 show at New York Fashion Week this month.
From The Press Release:CUSTO BARCELONA presents their new collection – ‘GABONGA’ – a word coined to describe something new: a collection beginning with graphic fabrics and flowing garments, and ending with more body-conscious pieces that enhance the figure; with superimposed and contrasting lengths to highlight femininity. The final product is a corporeal look, which experiments with spatial volumes.
Most of the loose-fitting looks include dresses and tunics, with free-flowing silk chiffon, nylon and silk organza. There are also skirts and shorts matched with voluminous blouses. The sleeves on the blouses include metal stud embellishments that match the graphics. They also include small zigzag elements that have been cut out individually, creating fantastic, delicate volumes.
The body-con garments primarily include very tight graphic patchwork dresses – one of Custo Barcelona’s most distinctive designs. This part of the collection also includes shorts and trousers with chain-mail embellishments, matched with cropped bomber jackets and masculine waistcoats, over semi-transparent chain-mail openwork shirts.
Lastly, the collection will feature new items such as trench coats and swimwear – all of them in typical Custo graphics. The former are made of printed nylon, while the latter are designed with small kaleidoscopic elements and patches.
The colour palette is fresh and bright; it explores new horizons. Colours range from apple green, orangey-pink, beige, nude and coral pink, to aquamarine and tropical khaki. Metal tones with shiny Lurex are also displayed; and include yellow gold, copper, gunmetal, white gold and violet.
The fabrics are translucent and free-flowing – chiffon, silk sating, ultrafine nylon and dentelle, and prints adorned with metal studs. Metallic tricot takes on a fluid and smooth appearance. The oneiric graphic design combines different kinds of patchwork to create an illusion of collage that evokes images of imperfect beauty. These kaleidoscopic patchworks mix conflicting fabrics of different weights, textures and sheen, forming a unique and genuine Custo universe.
A new dimension by Custo, inviting you to be transported, to feel and to enjoy.
“We try to create a universe based on sensations, mixing colors, graphics and materials, exploring the smallest details to the maximum.” – Custo Dalmau
Custo Barcelona gave us a special look into his upcoming collection. His show is on Sunday September 13th, and Modern Glossy will be there to cover it. From The press release:“The poor look is extolled and lack of ostentation becomes the real luxury. Outlines are renewed, giving way to unstructured shapes of the utmost lightness and purity. “Daytime and nighttime looks are easily distinguishable in this collection. Bright, relaxed daywear. The woman who wears these daytime garments is totally urban and is looking for something with personality for work and weekends. She is intelligent and non-conformist, but without losing sight of her sexier and more daring spirit. A real Revolution Grrrls style.”