January 09, 2012 New York
At 21, Lourenco is already a masterful technician; there's a precision to his shifts, blazers, and double-waistband pants that seems almost mathematical. The aforementioned twist came through this season via prints and embellishments, both inspired by Patagonia. Photorealistic images of glaciers and mountains were inset onto the front of sleeveless shells and dresses, and dégradé shades of blue and peach, as if the colors were almost frostbitten, were used for minimal jackets and coats. As for the fur that decorated a leather shirt, it's not fur at all but mohair yarn treated to look like the real thing. Retailers will approve of the wearability/price ratio of that.