In the show notes, after the information about the blending of modern tech and old techniques through the use of digital printing on unusual surfaces like velvet, neoprene and tweed, there were only two sentences talking about the inspiration behind the collection:
“The collection started as a view of parallel times and the thread progressed from there. The past plays out in the present.”
“Hunh,” we said. “That’s kind of obscure, isn’t it?” Then the show started and we were treated to Hendrix jackets, fringe, bell bottoms, and floppy hats, with retina-burning florals and neon plaids. Suddenly, it’s 1971. More accurately, it’s 1971 filtered through modern sensibilities using modern technology. A 1971 as it could have been. Parallel times.
Which isn’t to say it’s literal, although individual pieces could have walked right out of the Haight-Ashbury of the period. It’s all one big what-if. What if there were iPhones at Woodstock? The result was gorgeous, colorful, luxe and occasionally jaw-dropping. We loved it.
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