Friday, September 16, 2011

All that's fit to print

Jonathan Cohen, one of New York's most promising young designers, showed his eponymous spring collection in a hotel suite in the Meatpacking District, and I was fortunate enough to get a private showing (doesn't hurt to be friends with him!).  All of Jonathan's prints are originals, adorning top quality fabrics and constructed with the lightest, luxe-est touch.  He turns images most of us would pass without notice - oft of debris and decay - into tantalizing, gorgeous garments (one in hand-painted leather!).  This season his eye was caught by a rusted bike chain, an ivy covered school locker, a weather-worn chair - all magically transformed into the kind of beauty we should look for more often.

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