Discover JONATHAN SIMKHAI Fall Winter 2022.23 Collection, that was inspired by American sculptor Anne Truitt, and by her sculpture Insurrection from 1962, presented on February 15th, during the recently finished New York Fashion Week. The collection, that brings modernity and simplicity, was first launched in the metaverse through a collaboration with Second Life. Fashion photographer Brianna Capozzi captured the lookbook featuring models Lulu Tenney, Dara Allen, and Aweng Chuol. In charge of styling was Alexandra Carl, with prop styling from Patience Harding, production by Annabel White, and casting direction by Anita Bitton. Beauty is work of hair stylist Homa Safar, and makeup artist Zenia Jaeger.
“Additionally for Fall 2022, soutache embroidery is executed in patterns which flatter and sharply contour the body. Passementerie is executed and extended through hems as fringe to create playfulness and movement. A series of hand-worked sequin dresses and skirts with paillettes cascading. Technical chevron pleats are engineered into both pleated fabric and space dyed knitwear. Fragments of lace, reconstructed into patchwork resulting in mixed media dresses in different lengths. Experimenting with painted brushstrokes printed on top of smocking in graphic contrast color-ways.
New dress silhouettes feature graphic cutouts that are embellished by hand with a diamanté embellished rope. Our ongoing reconstruction of menswear inspires pieces such as tailored suits with draped pleated panel blazers and seamed trousers. Fluidity of the drape panels on the structured garments create tension. Striping in shirting and dresses continues to evolve. We have embraced fringe tailoring and double-faced splitable wool. Whipstitching details in vegan Sherpa alongside crochet knitwear adorned with decorative baubles and mesh open knit fringe.” – from Jonathan Simkhai