Laurel DeWitt Fall 2015: Going Metallica

Laurel DeWitt F15 (12)NEW YORK, Feb 20, 2015/ — No, it’s not the band, but the material! For Fall 2015, designer Laurel DeWitt proposes hand-crocheted metal apparel that illustrates her unparalleled mastery over the vast behavior of metal.

Challenging our classical conception of “clothing”, DeWitt’s new silhouettes are more complex than ever before as she sent body-hugging slink of a ’70s hood dress, flowing to the floor like liquid mercury on the runway.

Then there is the metal-mesh open weave shirts boasting fistfuls of bouncing fringe in geometric patterns which are as impressive as the cropped jacket with golden flowers made of layered metal leaflets.

True to the spectacle marking Laurel DeWitt runways thus far, a skirt of a finale ballgown harkens crinoline from a bygone era, now manifesting in an ascending series of caged tiers held up entirely by skilled internal construction.

A favorite on the red carpet, DeWitt’s metal interpretation of clothing is nothing short of show-stopping, and her made-to-measure custom looks have been featured in publications around the globe.

[MARI DAVIS]
Photos courtesy of Laurel DeWitt

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