Asher Levine Fall 2013: Like A Bat out of Houndstooth
Asher Levine never fails to turn out a collection to spark conversation, be it with the clothing or the manner in which he presents it. For Spring 2013, it was a motley crew of acid drenched comic book villains on the Hudson River Piers, this time around, it was a combo movie theater/runway/presentation amalgamation and a bat outta hell. He honed in on the iconography of the houndstooth and the bat, two disparate symbols that become one under Levine’s helm, playing with the theme on both the clothing and with an original film playing as the backdrop. The effect was fun, if spooky (see video), and really a fresh take on a tried and true pattern. Levine also focused on tailored shapes, emphasizing broad shoulders and relaxed fit pants, a manipulation that injects a bit of 80’s glam into the whole thing. A gorgeous, texturized weekender bag was new territory for the designer as was a foray into some GPS technology. Asher Levine partnered with Phone Halo, linking his clothing to an application on your phone via bluetooth techology, meaning should someone make like a bat and fly off with your jacket, you’ll be able to track it. Check the show video and images of the looks after the jump.
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