There is a level of intricacy that goes with Jeremy Laing designs that can be missed if you're not paying attention. He knows how to drape a woman's body like no other. Laing's sensuous clothes gather, drop, open, and glide in the most unexpected ways, thus allowing the wearer to become one with the fabric. You have to pay attention to the multitude of shapes each piece can take on. One minute it hangs ever so slightly and exposes a thigh, and the very next moment it flutters behind in the wind. Add mud-dyed silks, hammered satins, and a neutral colour palette; with pops of olives, reds, burnt oranges, pretty prints that add a textural effect — which was born from a collaboration with Toronto-based artist, Niall McCleeland, and you have a beautifully crafted collection that bolsters the ease of each piece into an edgy balance that few can master.
It's this continous journey which keeps me firmly behind Laing. He never falters where his design aesthetic is concerned. When you see a Laing piece you know it. And, with each collection he pushes forward in the most understated and consistent ways. Laing's S/S '12 collection is a perfect example of a designer who continues to give his customers exactly what they need.
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