June 06, 2011 New York
The husband-and-wife duo have a thing for black and gray, but they've heeded the recent clarion call for color. Leigh Lezark wore their saffron-y asymmetric sheath to Monday night's CFDA Fashion Awards, and there were more brights in the showroom, from a sienna red to mustard. An overdyed pair of orange jeans will connect with the label's fans, likewise a sweater with cutouts at the shoulders and the tonal asymmetrical skirt it was paired with. The clothes' asymmetry was inspired, rather esoterically, by a book of Jan Kempenaers' photographs of Spomeniks. Monumental sculptures commemorating World War II found all over Yugoslavia, they were once tourist attractions but are now neglected and falling into disrepair. Something tells us this wearable collection won't suffer a similar fate.