Between Julia Fox Sports Carhartt jeans in the high-fashion front row of Paris, and Bottega Veneta brings her last performance came to Detroit, the Midwest was beginning to develop its fashion, not only because of its ever-influential workwear tradition, but also because rich history and popular cultural resonance.
Elena Velez, who splits her time between her hometown of Milwaukee and New York, has been keeping pace with enhancing the heritage and craftsmanship of the Midwest since founding her gritty glam label in 2018. She’s dressed a lot of celebrities in custom pieces along the way, including Solange Knowles, Ariana Grande, and Grimes.
Because Fallshe continues her brand journey by using materials like layered military canvas, alternative parachute, Lake Michigan ship sails, leather, antlers and wool to create a top collection Tailor-made military jackets and pants with rough seams, knits and skirts with surface treatments such as rust and tea stains.
A look: Matrilineal mode “Mad Max”.
Quote notes: “These treatments create a unique partnership with the wearer and initiate a vibrant work of art that embodies true authentic imprints and embraces life’s ungainly randomness,” says the author. design said in the notes section.
Featured part: Cream-colored corset cutout, cream-pocketed cardigan, raw leather crop top with white edges and unstructured black flared pants, canvas bra and pants with pleated details .
Carried away: Having that ’90s quality, Rick Owens’ early take on Velez’s Goth-grunge style using high-quality and found materials makes her someone to watch, especially if she’s could (and would) develop some more commercial, signature style. Collections could also benefit from a greater focus on relevance.
https://wwd.com/runway/fall-2022/new-york/elena-velez/review/ Elena Velez RTW Fall 2022 – WWD