Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Tsemaye Binitie A/W12 Collection. @tfnow

Tsemaye Binitie's A/W12 collection is called ’28 Faubourg Saint Honore’. The name comes from the old address of couturier Alix Gres whose work served as the starting point while Tsemaye was researching for the development of the collection. This season the girl is a little darker and tougher. Tsemaye looked at the contrast between masculine and feminine, hard and soft, sheer and opaque, black and white, applying and cutting away. Working with a fabric developer in Los Angeles, Tsemaye created a unique embellishment technique using hand cut vinyl pieces. Laser cutting and pleating details were applied to fabrics ranging from distressed leather to washed silks, high tech stretch twill, silk organza and fur. Wanting to give a very tightly edited range of dresses and separates, the collection features only four colours - white ,black ,nude and purple. A central focus within the collection features multi-panelled pieces with great emphasis put on mixing fabrics, textures and silhouettes with a nod to American Varsity sportswear.

Photos credit: Tsemaye Binitie