ARTICLE PATRIK SANDBERG
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY TELFAR
AS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK COMES TO A CLOSE, VMAN PRESSES PAUSE IN ORDER TO HIGHLIGHT A FEW OF THE EMERGING YOUNG DESIGNERS THAT ARE PUTTING THE PULSE BACK INTO PRET-A-PORTER
Last Friday, 200 of fashion's most faithful braved the oncoming blizzard to catch TELFAR's Fall/Winter 2013 collection at Jack Chiles Gallery in SoHo. The range, entitled Quilted Comfort, appeared to deliver just that, in the form of new age drawstring cargo pants, large kimono-wrap ponchos, utilitarian sweatshirts, vests, and hats—all of which came in a pastel-hued assortment of layers.
As TELFAR-clad factory laborers wheeled out each model on dollys, inventory-style, a feeling of streamlined automation took over, and rightfully so—prior to the collection's final design, designer Telfar Clemens crowd-sourced the colors and styling of each look via a dress-up video game available to the public on DISmagazine.com. The final result was as angelic as it was urban, causing one editor to remark that it was giving flashbacks of early Kim Jones. To us, it hearkened to a feeling of downtown creativity, originality, and surprise that many of NYFW's front row fixtures are missing from their menu. To take a break from the tents and the fashion week monotony in favor of TELFAR's refreshing presentations is highly advisable. Pencil it in next season and thank us later. For the full collection, click above.