|A La Disposition Spring 2007
a la disposition "refers to an embellishment technique applied to the most elaborate garments of historic costume" and was shown by design team Lynda & Daniel Kinne at the Altman Building off 18th St. in NYC. Soft pastels of blue and green were the staple of the collection, reminiscent of Monet's continued series on the water lily or nymphaea. However, the collection was inspired by decorative arts from the turn of the century and offset with botanical references from New York, Brussels and France. The architectural elements were reinterpreted and allowed for distortion and asymmetry. Splashes of vibrant colors appeared on a few garments such as a cotton firefly dress, mixing black, gold, and orange. Embellishments appeared on many of the closures for sleeves with dragonfly style buttons fastened on sleeve plackets and a variety of voluminous closures.
The mix of womenís separates and evening wear also marked a la dispositionís expansion into menís wear. The menís silhouettes were full and fitted with two button jackets and straight leg trousers and collared shirts. A noticeable feature on both the menís and womenís shirts was the inclusion of club/ round collars providing a sense of androgyny.
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