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August 1 2014

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Jeffrey Monteiro’s Moving Resort Collection

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Given the gossamer effect of the clothes in Jeffrey Monteiro’s first Resort collection, you would never guess that the designer found his inspiration for the season in architecture. “I went to MoMA for the first time in a few years, and I was studying the Jean Nouvel tower,” Monteiro recalls. “What I like about the work is that it’s not about a flat panel of glass; it’s all angled and cantilevered, so it looks like it’s moving.” Likewise, Monteiro has taken metals and made them move: His Resort collection features solid silks dappled with iridescence, a metal floral print developed in-house and served up in blouson shapes, and an all-silver tunic dress that’s already been poached by Monteiro’s Mirror/Dash partner in crime, Kim Gordon. She wore the dress for a Sonic Youth performance on the Jimmy Fallon show on Monday night.

Photo: Courtesy of Jeffrey Monteiro

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