Alexander Lewis Does His Thing for Fall-------
Alexander Lewis does things his own way. Since launching his label two years ago, the London-based designer has exclusively shown Pre-Fall and Resort collections. And now, as he debuts his first main season outing, Lewis is doing things his own way again: His Fall ’14 collection is a riff on the one he created for Pre, featuring a selection of the same silhouettes but given fresh elaboration courtesy of the artist Marie Angeletti. Her modus operandi is to photograph (and mess with) found images as a means of reframing them. For Lewis’ collection, she delivered images such as a photo taken of a heavily tattooed middle-age woman in a tailored suit, which turned out to be a figure in a German waxwork museum. Lewis then translated Angeletti’s work into textiles that he used to refresh—or reframe, if you will—his looks from Pre-Fall. According to Lewis, his plan going forward is to treat his Spring and Fall collections as a laboratory for these kinds of ideas, at least until he decides it’s time to create main collections in earnest. Which he’ll do his own way, no doubt.
See Lewis’ entire Fall ’14 collection in his film, above.