Inspired By: Charles and Ray Eames

9 Aug

Eames Molded Plastic Armchairs by Herman Miller

Charles and Ray Eames were a husband-and-wife design duo whose iconic pieces virtually defined the American wing of the Mid-Century Modern movement of the 50’s. Doing more with less, the Eames studio employed saturated color, spare elements and a specific economy of line to create their own version of minimalism that continues to echo in fashion decades later. The apex of this aesthetic was in the 90’s, at the height of the Jil Sander-Helmut Lang-Calvin Klein triumverate. Of course, minimalism never quite goes away, and for some designers, the shaky world economy has been a jumping off point to explore what can be done with less ornamentation and more attention to construction and design.  We are inspired by the Eames’ clean palette for looks that we want to wear from the FW11 collections.

3.1 Phillip Lim FW11

 

Eames Color Block Desk from 1950, by Herman Miller

 

Calvin Klein Collection FW11

 

Celine FW11

 

3.1 Phillip Lim FW11

 

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