Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Threeasfour x 3, Chris Benz

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rodarte

Using texture to create patterns, designers this season loop lanky cables, dangling fringe and lace-like layers into three dimensional designs. Both Marc by Marc Jacobs and Rodarte dip into the Victorian era with lady-like lace and crochet references in tea stained colors. While on the other side of the spectrum, Threeasfour and Chris Benz bring a darker, more textural interpretation. The ever famous Cosby sweater, which has re-emerged as an influence across fashion the last few seasons, reappears again. Although inspired by alchemy, Threeasfour's collection has a slightly reminiscent feel to Bill's woven wonders...that is if they had been dipped in gold, copper or lead.

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