Wednesday, the unofficial first day of fashion week got off to a rocky start with a ridiculous blizzard. After being blinded by snow on the to my corner market to grab food, I considered not even attending any of the events I had scheduled for the day. Sadly, I missed my first show. By 7pm, the weather had calmed down slightly, so I made the decision to dash down to the LES for the ERRO presentation. It was quite a hike (the trains actually ran faster, but the walking parts took me three times as long) but once I arrived and saw the fall collection, I was glad I’d braved the unforgiving conditions.
The monochromatic collection “began with a jacket” that designer Anna Larson “detached and reassembled”. Chunky distressed knits, leather bustiers, lambskin leggings, corset-like belts, and cut out tunics round out the looks.
In her designer statement, Larson says: “When a garment is pristine, it’s not interesting to me. It’s a closed circuit. I like what time does to clothes, I like the texture wear creates…” I like the way she thinks!
The beautiful sophomore collection of ERRO cements it’s place in the viewer’s mind as a fledgling brand that is definitely one to watch.
See the rest of the collection here.
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