Simple, flowy, and streamlined silhouettes created through unique renditions of the classic t-shirt should not look this good. But since it—for some reason—actually does, we won’t be the ones to argue further.
If there is one constant in Fashion Week, it is that for six to seven days, everyone dons their best and most complicated trends to stand out of the crowd. You’ll see everything and anything—from body con dresses, sky-high platforms, heelless shoes, cutout tops, to maxi skirts. But it’s designers like Emi Alexander Englis who take a step back from the fashion confusion and bring back the basics in the most nuanced of ways. His Holiday 2012 collection displays simple sillohettes in neutral palette with reddish undertones and metallic sheen.
Preppy with a razor-sharp edge, the slouchy, loose, almost windswept collection features pieces that range from see-through shirt dresses, wide-collar sweaters, cropped polo shirts, and jersey shifts and tunics. Emi embellishes the collection with with leather details that ooze with just enough quirk and charisma to keep things interesting and fresh.
Comfort without compromising style? That’s our kind of collection. —LOSTGIRL
Photographed by Bruce Casanova