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FALL 2019 THE MAKING OF

FALL 2019

THE MAKING OF



TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP HAPPENING IN OUR NEW YORK CITY ATELIER LEADING UP TO THE FALL 2019 RUNWAY SHOW ALONG WITH 

TECHNIQUES AND INSPIRATIONS BEHIND THE NEW COLLECTION.





LOOK 50. THE NECKLINE OF THE WOOL BUSTIER IS CUT INTO THE SHAPE OF AN ARABESQUE WINDOW AND HAND-EMBROIDERED USING BULLION AND ZARDOZI 

TECHNIQUES. MOORISH ARCHITECTURE SERVED AS INSPIRATION FOR THE SILHOUETTE AS WELL AS KEY PRINTS IN THE COLLECTION. BYZANTINE MOSAICS AND 

GOLD INLAY FOUND IN A PRAYER HALL IN THE CATHEDRAL-MOSQUE OF CÓRDOBA WERE USED AS REFERENCE FOR THE ORNATE EMBROIDERY.




LOOK 36. RICH BURGUNDY VELVET IS APPLIQUÉD TO WOOL AND TOPPED WITH THREADWORK, THEN DISTRESSED BY HAND TO CREATE CHENILLE DÉGRADÉ. MORE 

THREADWORK AND INCREDIBLE BEADING IS HAND-EMBROIDERED ON TOP AND ALONG THE EDGES. THE EFFECT RECALLS THE WEAVING WORK OF FAIG AHMED. 

THE SURREALIST ARTIST KNOWN FOR DISTORTING CLASSIC PERUVIAN TEXTILES WAS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR THE COLLECTION’S JUXTAPOSITION OF 

TRADITIONAL AND MODERN.




LOOK 32. THIS FLORAL CREST PRINT IS CENTRAL IN THE COLLECTION AND FAVORITE OF CREATIVE DIRECTOR LAURA KIM. IT WAS INSPIRED BY THE CARPET IN THE PRAYER 

HALL OF THE SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE IN ABU DHABI AFTER THE DESIGNERS PAID A VISIT DURING A TRIP TO THE MIDDLE EAST. IT IS THE LARGEST HAND-KNOTTED 

CARPET IN THE WORLD WITH 2.5 BILLION KNOTS AND FILLS THE EIGHT-POINTED STAR-SHAPED MIHRAB SPACE WITH AN ORNATE DESIGN IN INCREDIBLY RICH HUES.




LOOK 27. A RUG THAT ALEX AND ELIZA BOLEN FOUND ON THEIR HONEYMOON IN TURKEY WAS USED TO CREATE A JACQUARD PATTERN THAT BECAME ONE OF 

THE COLLECTION’S STANDOUT COATS. THE JACQUARD WAS TURNED INTO A PRINT ON A CHIFFON GOWN, QUILTED PONCHO AND GEORGETTE DRESS.





LOOK 26. FALL’S COLOR PALETTE WAS A BLEND OF NEUTRAL EARTHEN TONES AND SATURATED SPICE HUES. BOLTS OF CUMIN, CAMEL AND CLARET FABRIC WERE CRAFTED INTO SOFTLY STRUCTURED TAILORING, DRAPED INTO WHISPER-WEIGHT CHIFFON DRESSES AND KNIT INTO SUMPTUOUS PULLOVERS.










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