June 06, 2012 New York
Richard Moose is this season's artist inspiration at Pedro Lourenço. Moose uses an old camera and special film that renders greens pink. It gives his pictures of the Congolese jungle and its army troops a destabilizing rosy glow. Riffing on that idea, Lourenço created a Resort collection of crisp military separates and lush, botanical photo-print dresses in shades ranging from blush to bubblegum to fuchsia. Putting both his expert cutting skills and his eye for detail on display, an officer shirt combined several different couture-quality fabrics (including surah, the silk Hermès uses for its famous scarves), while skirts zipped from waistband to hem so they could be worn two ways: slim or A-line. The workmanship is top-notch. But our guess is that girls will connect with the simplicity of a flower-print bomber or a matching shift with a cutout at the back. They were something special but also easy, not unlike his new shoe collaboration with Brazilian shoe brand Melissa.
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