The Fashion Law Institute, the first organization dedicated to education around fashion law celebrated their five year anniversary with a fashion show featuring New York-based designer Mimi Plange at the LVMH room during New York Fashion Week.
The brand participated in their 2015 boot camp, an annual summer intensive program for industry professionals, lawyers, law students and those interested in learning more about fashion law.
For spring, looks were elegant and romanced with soft colors and floral, kaleidoscope-like prints. Inspired by the beauty and craftsmanship of the African fertility doll, you saw pieces constructed and embellished with a feminine flair – think ostrich feathers, beading and ruffles throughout.
We were drawn to the scarifications that adorn the wooden doll bodies and the use of materials such as beads, feathers, leather and hair as symbols, or simply for beauty marks. We translated this mix of doll adornments into quilting, textures and beading. It’s about fashion-forward, effortless evening wear and bringing vibrant modern color into daywear.
Plange presented a variety of styles that spanned from evening to ready-to-wear and showed how leathers can be done right by way of soft lambskin and quilting on mini skirts, a jumpsuit and jacket. Put it all together and you getting a feeling that the season will be full of ease no matter how you cut it.
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