The Collections: The Vessel. by Lois FW11

28 Apr

Lois Samuels’ fall 2011 collection for The Vessel. by Lois was presented as a exhibition of black and white photographs of Samuels herself modeling each of the looks (Samuels is a former model, and was featured in the CK ads during the 90’s). Entitled “7 Days of Winter”, the collection of dresses, short suits and one-piece jumpers has a strong uniform quality, primarily due to Samuels’ strict tailoring and simple silhouettes. In Samuels’ hands, classic, menswear-inspired pieces look fresh, and she has managed to produce a collection that  a woman can actually imagine buying in total, something that seems logical, but is rare in reality. These are looks that make sense in a modern woman’s closet, but has sacrificed nothing in terms of “the new” that we expect from fashion. The most intriguing piece is a one-piece long-sleeved pant look that recalls the early days of American sportswear as done by Claire McCardell and Bonnie Cashin.

Photos: Joanna Totolici

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2 Responses to “The Collections: The Vessel. by Lois FW11”

  1. Sharon Littles April 29, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    Wow love it! You are well on your way. The best is yet to come!

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