June 14, 2013 New York
Lewis was trained on Savile Row, and it showed in the rigor of a miniskirt suit pieced together from those surfboard shapes. There was something efficient about his approach to pattern as well. All of his patterns were inspired by a shibori dyeing experiment he conducted at home in his London bathtub, but rendered on silk jacquard and cotton canvas, they were as different as night and day. The blue and white cotton canvas, in particular, looked great. It had the laid-back feel of sun- and sand-battered denim. The surfing community would no doubt approve.