LIZ BLACK’S CONCENTRIC THOUGHT FOR BRIGHT LIGHT FRIGHT
July 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
(By Antonio Feuillebois in Bright Light Fright/ May 2011)
A few weeks ago i found images of Liz Black aw 11/12 pre-collection, which is her graduate collection while in one of those insomniac but productive late night re-searches, and I just simply fell in love with her realistic and minimal, yet futuristic, super sharp and clean geometric aesthetic. Liz Black is a graduate from Central Saint Martins, and has been described by Vogue Italia as “a designer to watch out for”. Her career after graduating manages to mix different design aesthetics, working for Emilio de la Morena, Diane Von Furstenberg and Elisa Palomino, she then launched her label under the name “Liz Black” last year, presenting her first ready-to-wear womenswear collection in aw 11/12 called: “Concentric Thoughts”. The whole collection speaks for itself. It’s consistent and serves as a continuation or more like a second chapter of her graduate collection. Something that was completely interesting was the way she used unexpected fabrics putting them together and making them work perfectly creating a symbiosis between the dualism of the fabrics, and the use of geometric circular shapes. One of the many examples is the silk organza midnight blue bubble skirt which is attached to the front circle wool dress; the use of “sensuede”, which is a fabric made out entirely of recycled polyester micro fiber perfectly illustrated in the “cups coat” (the red wine coat with bustier details on the bodice); and, or, the use of neoprene that is a synthetic type of rubber clearly shown in the front circle royal blue top with matching side circles skirt. My personal favorite, and the look I believe is the highlight of this collection, the structured circular bodysuit with a splashed print inspired on expressionist artist Jackson Pollock work. It entirely captivates the minimal yet futuristic aesthetic of the whole collection. Definitely a designer to watch out for.