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April 21 2014

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Jeremy Laing Tries for a Hat Trick

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Jeremy Laing x Julia Dault

It’s shaping up to be a big Spring ’14 for Jeremy Laing. This season, the Canadian designer has teamed up with fellow Torontonian, celebrated multidisciplinary artist Julia Dault, to create a series of collaborative prints—two of which debut exclusively above. Focusing on Dault’s mathematical, labor-intensive process, Laing—known for his dynamic, street-savvy silhouettes—worked closely with the artist to translate her vision from the canvas to the catwalk.

“We both agreed on a studio approach where you set a process in motion, follow it through to its conclusion, and learn as it progresses,” Laing told Style.com. One of Dault’s signatures is to build up layers of paint—often on textiles like spandex or silk—then scrape those layers away to reveal kaleidoscopic topographies and repetitions underneath. It’s a practice that Laing mirrored through “a burnout, where you use an acid solution to remove one of the fibers in a blend.” Those complex, colorful patterns (like fractals, or geometric ginkgo leaves) will appear on “body aware” jersey, while magnified repeats of similar shapes will be screened on silk.

Laing also revealed that Spring ’14 will see the introduction of footwear (rendered in partnership with Los Angeles-based LD Tuttle) and menswear. As to the reasoning behind the latter, Laing replied, “I wanted to be my own muse, for a second.”

Photos: Courtesy Photos

Uni-Shoes

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Count Tiffany Tuttle the latest designer to get in on the whole unisex trend. The LD Tuttle shoe designer is debuting three boy/girl styles for Fall ’09⏼′one of which will make a preview appearance at the Erin Wasson x RVCA presentation tonight. “We gave Erin two styles of boot, both kind of rocker-looking,” explained Tuttle. “The one with the high heel and mesh insert is just for women, obviously, but the flat boot we’re doing unisex.” Tuttle, who also collaborated with Matthew Ames this season and who co-designs the VPL footwear range with Victoria Bartlett, went on to explain that her aesthetic tends to have androgynous appeal. “I’ve done shoes and boots in the past where guys have asked me, ‘Why doesn’t this come in my size?’ ” she notes. “So I thought, ‘Why not?’” We’re inclined to agree; with YSL and Chloë Sevigny on the unisex bandwagon we might as well have shoes to share, as well.

Photo: Courtesy of Tiffany Tuttle