September 23, 1999
Tristan Webber's talent is with tailoring, particularly in leather and this season this young Saint Martin's graduate delivered an extremely creative and beautiful take on his signature look of seamed leather. Using the veins of a butterly wing as inspiration for his seaming, Webber joined the palest blue leather with chiffons or high-tech knits to create some unbelievably sharp tailoring. There were some to-die-for jackets and coats whose tailoring techniques were as sensous and curvacious as the female body. Webber is a truly original tailor who has to be congratulated for pioneering unique and new techniques that will undoubtedly influence the rest of the fashion world. Pale blue chiffon skirts and dresses, skin tight or looser and printed with flesh-pink 'veins' were wonderfully pretty and feminine. Webber has developed his obsession with the fusion of human anatomy and the anatomy of tailoring to create something less macabre than in previous seasonsin fact, you could call it as elegant as it was edgy.