Charles Youssef re-imagined and romanticized geometrics for his Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Inspired by artist David Batchelor’s “Magic Hour” light installation and architect Tadao Ando’s concrete staircases, Youssef’s newest creations feature strong silhouettes in fabrics such as cashmere, wool, and organza.
It’s a new take on the designer’s classic triangular and folded details; while still bold, Youssef’s newest pieces intertwine his love for structure with a softer undertone. Looks in navy, black and white were accentuated with metal details and zig-zag appliqués in blue, red and yellow jewel tones.
According to the lookbook, Youssef imagined his looks with a “dynamic metropolitan and directional woman” in mind, and the result is definitely true to the vision. The 15 looks, featuring a black silk wrap dress with zig-zag details, a tailored wool crepe dress with organza tiers, and tailored leg wool trousers, all emerge in a cohesive collection that is playful but with limits, and which finds its strength precisely within them.
Styled by Kate Foley, the looks were accessorized with black Jimmy Choo shoes and sheer knee-length stockings.
“Tectonic” is Youssef’s third collection since launching his eponymous line for Resort 2015. Powerful and polished, the Fall/Winter 2015 collection highlights the great voice of a designer to look out for.
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