Saturday, September 6, 2008

THE PATRIK RZEPSKI, SPRING/SUMMER 2009 SHOW





Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Images, Casi Densmore-Koon

We were already favorably pre-disposed to like this collection before it even started. Waiting outside, Mike from SOMA Magazine talked enthusiastically about this designer’s “simple, clean, and elegant women’s clothing”.
What came out were pieces that were reminiscent of Helmut Lang at his best, circa 1996 down to the hair, makeup and accessories– strong natural brows, minimal makeup and unfussy high ponytails.

BASIC BUT NOT BORING
Look here for simple dresses in solids with knock-out details like belt buckle fastenings on the back of a black silk tee dress and long leather ties on the back of a multi layered halter dress. Plunging backs and defined waists added further interest.


INTERESTING DETAILS – the combination of sheer and opaque in a pair of leggings and of the layered dresses.

WE LOVED:
The eighties style footie leggings, and the sweater leggings with zippers down the back.
Helmut Lang is no longer designing Helmut Lang, so we’re glad Patrick Rzepski’s around to take over in the millennium.

To have a look at SOMA Magazine visit,
www.somamagazine.com