For his Holiday 2011 collection, Yako Reyes presented clashing shapes to create oxymorons in silhouette form—relaxed utilitarian, oversized crops, and fluid angles were just some of the discords on display. It must be true that opposites attract and make some really sexy babies.
To cut to the chase, here’s a list of our favorite of Yako’s isms. The plain-in-the-front-printed-in-the-back combos, the boxy men’s jackets, the roomy sleeves, the familiar paisley print, the standard Yako balloony maxiskirts with pockets, pairing cropped tops with said maxiskirts, the Fall-appropriate colors (maroon, cobalt, deep grays, and an geometric helping of brighter hues), the angular prints, the structured clutches, the military satchels, the carrot fit trousers, the fleecey fabrics—we could go on, but you get the idea, don’t you? If you’re after sophisticated comfort or maybe upscale casual, though we’re not sure that makes sense; just choose Yako. No regrets, we promise.—D-SIÓN
Photos by Bruce Casanova