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NY Fashion Week Loden Dager SS2010

September 15, 2009 BY CAPSULESNEWS

 
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For Spring, Loden Dager took the textiles of Peru and Central America as a starting point. If the striped pattern on a loose shirt-and-pants combo or the slow-fade, Josef Albers-inspired geometric patterns on shorts-and-shirts sets didn't tell you that, the stacks of woven bracelets adorning the models' arms may have done the trick. It was an encouraging return to form for the New York-based collective, whose first runway show three seasons ago was dominated by colorful suits in utilitarian fabrics. Last season, that arresting proposition took a backseat to straight-up utility, but this time around utility was trumped by color and pattern. The monochrome pairings may be a tough proposition off the catwalk, but then, reminding oneself that in the real world people wear individual items, not head-to-toe looks, is an essential fashion-week skill. (Having said all that, one suspects the asymmetrical-closure shorts won't see much daylight off the runway.) The graded prints and quirky wovens looked both interesting and wearable. The same was true for the roomy (but not boxy) tailored pieces, especially a suit coat rendered in a striking red ultralight nylon. (men.style.com)

 

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