Jeremy Laing - fall/winter 2009

Jeremy Laing gets linear and rides off into the sunset with his fall/winter 2009 to-do list.

Like a mercurial shapeshifter, the collection is angular to the seam. This exacting fit is given in solid colours and elaborate, intersecting patterns, while half-length jackets offer an alluring, sci-fi contrast. The intricacy is palpable; psychedelic swirls calmed in white, grey, and black. Lines, dashes, and visible seams create a linear framing for most of the pieces, whether at the shoulder or down the front, achieving a streamlining effect.

The black, collarless ruched blouses with patterned riding pants give off a simple, caged heat look, while the layered dresses, again using vertical grey dashes, make for a wispy finale. The translucent double layers are absolutely delectable. And the slick, toxic black dress and empress-collared coats have a futuristic gothic edge all their own.

When Laing turns his colour wheel from the factory restriction of grey and adds a ray of sunburst orange, the additional intensity is evident. A similar success occurs with the blue and grey dress/jumper mash-up, complete with layering that offers another point of intrigue. It’s Laing’s use of colour and shape—and always revealing his intentions—that makes this collection so fun.

Nathaniel G Moore, Fashion Writer
Images courtesy of Jeremy Laing