July 05, 2006 Paris
The oversize silhouette was exaggerated by waistcoats stitched over jackets and coats in a trompe l'oeil effect. They hung at the back in two huge extended wings. Fabric treatments included flocking on denim and paint on washed leather, both intended to further wear away with use. The music of Nirvana was unexpectedly transcribed into crotchets and quavers to make a print for jacket linings. It was a typical N(N) detail, much like the pearl fringe that hung off waistcoat hems, the trailing macramé belts, or the rosaries with cross and skull. Fascinating stuff. There was only one hitch: The weight of the collection recognized spring-summer not a whit.