Currently reading : THIMISTER S/S 2012 BACKSTAGE & RUNWAY
I was eagerly anticipating Josephus Thimister’s offerings for Spring, after falling for his FW collection of twisted shrouded greyscaled silhouettes. What was presented for SS12 was a vision of both strength and ephemeral deterioration. Thick unraveling open-knit ribbon sweaters, suits of both asymmetry and exaggerated volume rendered in undyed linen, semi-translucent pleated dresses reminiscent of the disintegrating sculptures of Eva Hesse. The collection was bound by leather holsters, and belts so wide they almost became armor. For each aspect of lightness there was an equal balance of power.