Any fashion insider can tell you that backstage before a show is when all the chaos happens. Between makeup, hair, late models and last minute wardrobe changes, there’s never a dull moment. But this isn’t Armani or Calvin Klein at Lincoln Center; it’s something much more groundbreaking. The twentyten is the brainchild of three Pratt graduates, Jeff Dodd, David J. Krause, and Nina Zilka. See our full slideshow of their fall/winter collection after the jump.
While the Fall + Winter 2011 collection incorporates the streamlined, modern silhouette present for the last two seasons, the colors and patterns are vibrant and delicate, yet incredibly wearable. Slouchy white beanies were paired with over-sized cardigans and draped maxi skirts.
But the standout piece turned out to actually be two pieces—a collage printed button down paired with matching pants that gave the effect of a jumpsuit, minus the difficulty using the bathroom. Contradictions seem to work for the twentyten, and their inspiration defies itself. They were inspired by the concept of sunsets falling over desert landfills and the entire collection toys with the contrast between soft and hard. A collection that manages to be avant-garde without being pretentious? Seems almost too good to be true.
(Photos by Briana Fahey)