September 05, 2013 New York
Native American themes can go politically incorrect fast, but the Kunzes' closeness to the subject kept it in check. There was a focus on draping and proportion, which played out perfectly in a women's cropped leather jacket in a color they're calling "Earth," which looked like warm-brown mud. Paired with a geo-pattern top, shorts (slightly sparkly, thanks to the "mica"-colored yarn woven through the garments), and a washed-out sweater, it delivered the ease for which the label is known. The men's looks were similarly drapey, but with a bit more of a utilitarian bent: below-the-knee black shorts looked almost like rugby pants with their oversize pockets, and loose knits were given structure when layered over collared shirts.
The collection's defining look was a long white dress with bias-cut layers that rendered it one step above a beautiful nightgown. Would a shaman wear it? Hardly. But his followers might.