The Power of Pattern
Photographed by Hanna Tveite
Video Directed by Joe DeNardo
After seasons of sober solids, many designers turned their attention to prints for fall and winter. This embrace of pattern, from flocked polka dots to boldly scaled blooms, imparts instant exuberance, making refined yet familiar wardrobe elements—the white button-up, the black skirt, the tailored shirtdress—freshly distinctive and especially desirable.
“Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive and the rich, patchworked world that the central characters inhabit was the starting point of this collection,” says Joseph Altuzarra of his artfully embellished fall range.
Curiosity is at the core of the fall 2016 Altuzarra collection, which looks to a rich palette of antique Indian textiles as well as the Persian-derived paisleys of the iconic American bandana. “I wanted to be free to follow my curiosity about the world we live in, and weave a tapestry of references and stories into this collection,” notes Altuzarra. “I also wanted this to speak to women who I knew, and the reality of their lives.” He chose his sartorial words wisely, favoring silk crepes, floral jacquards, rich leathers, and pearl buttons.
Since my childhood, I have always made works with polka dots. Earth, moon, sun, and human beings all represent dots—a single particle among billions.Yayoi Kusama
In a collection that explores notions of control and release, Proenza Schouler’s custom floral prints bring a natural order to fluid skirts with asymmetrical hems.
High-contrast stripes can go from bold to delicate, masculine to feminine, with the slightest shift in scale or texture.
Styling Vanessa Traina
Hair Tamara McNaughton at Streeters
Makeup Stevie Huynh at Bryant Artists
Model Julia Hafstrom
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