“I just released a very colorful, fun moment and this collection is truly a precursor and palate cleanser for fall, which I think will be one of the more personal, profound experiences. that I’ve done,” explains designer Brandon Maxwell during a gallery appointment at his new Flatiron County office. Maxwell notes that the space was previously Issey Miyake’s office, and will soon include a small silk-carpeted living room and dressing room for his clients.
“I think I’ve done a lot of fun and glamor, but I think what I’ve always loved since I started is someone who loves tailoring, womenswear, hand pleating… that feeling. . All of my early collections are muted…it’s an exciting time to get back to myself. My life is much quieter now, it’s by choice,” he added.
Because before autumn, Maxwell has channeled this sense of tranquility into a quintessentially American sportswear assortment that’s tightly edited, light yet sexy and seductive. A wonderfully tailored cream coat and vest, a pair of vegan leather pants, mini cashmere suits, a brilliant new curvy jeans, a crisp olive tent dress , pleated and belted.
“I don’t want the collections that come together to be so different…” he notes of spring and his upcoming collection in February, “Put pen to paper, overlock and do it all. Manual stuff is how I work through a lot of things in my life, so I think this collection is a reflection of that. It’s about simple prints and shading, but I didn’t go and do what I had at first, the build was a little harder, and really ran my hands over the body, thinking about every strand inside. of the garment and touch every fabric. ”
Apparel continues to be a hit, in vogue in day and evening wear. For example, sharp cotton poplin in the form of a pleated shirt, or a tiered long dress with a ruched and ruched cut shirt. The sleek monochrome column evening gowns feature soft ruffles and twisted accents, while a silver sequential number is sewn in from the inside to keep the top pleats and delicate floral tops in place. after.
“This is American night,” he says of the look.
“I got into this because I love making women’s clothes and being with women.… That, of all the things I feel I’ve lost – or people have lost – over the past few years, that’s not must be what I lost,” he notes, adding, “I think what I am as a quality person is: quality friendships, quality people, quality looks, and quality of life. living. I think this collection is about solving that problem, and I think February is how I got to that point in my life. ”
https://wwd.com/runway/pre-fall-2022/new-york/brandon-maxwell/review/ Brandon Maxwell Pre-Fall 2022 – WWD