September 28, 1999
Josephus Thimister successfully brought his sense of lofty experimentation to Genny in a collection inspired by Martha Graham's philosophy of dance. The emphasis was on body movement and the synergy between grace and strength. This became apparent through Thimister's choice of fabricsfluorescent leather trousers and silk jersey tops contrasted with ballerina dresses in tulle and mousseline. Volume was achieved through the use of artful folds and gathering, and the palette was kept graphic and simpleblack and white were the basic colors, enlivened with occasional crescendos of caramel, pink, orange and yellow. In all, Genny's show played like a well-balanced symphony of complementary opposites.