Nicolas Andreas Taralis
September 27, 2011 Paris
White cotton vests and jackets appeared as if they'd been bleached, the fabric contrasting with the dark stitching and button thread. They were rumpled, too, which accentuated the feeling that they'd had a long history before the models pulled them on. The collection was evenly divided between black and white, and certain pieces in that white cotton and later on in washed black leather had closed-in bands of Velcro along the torso. It gave them the edgy look of sci-fi uniforms.
If the daywear felt somewhat dystopian, Taralis' dresses landed at the more optimistic end of the spectrum. A long one in a semi-sheer knit suspended from a leather bodice had a floaty, light spirit that defied the model's heavy sandal boots. The android police in THX 1138 wouldn't have approved, but we do.