It was a collection of future classics. Spare shapes but decorated and ladylike. Soft in form, texture and color but created using cutting edge techniques. The kind of clothes that delight and surprise.
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez proved why they are on top of American fashion’s creative pyramid Wednesday night, when they showed their incredible fall 2013 collection in
The inspiration: The work of Los Angeles photographer John Divola, whose "Zuma" series captured the slow decay of beachside structures.
Nothing is what it seems," McCollough said backstage. Barely there colors highlighted innovative textures, including printed perforated leathers woven together to give the illusion of tweed, modern boucles made from synthetic yarns woven on elastic looms, and futuristic lace and eyelet created using ultrasonic welding techniques.
The look: If a "young
The verdict: A marvel of technical achievement with a quiet, classical elegance. McCollough and Hernandez always have an eye towards what is new and next. It's crazy that these two haven't been snapped up to design for a major European fashion house yet.