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That strange feeling of being in a loop is what influenced designers Gabriel Asfour, Angela Donhauser, and Adi Gil to create their avant-garde offering for Fall 2019. Taking on the somewhat aggressive paintings of artist Stanley Casselman as their visual starting point, the design trio behind Threeasfour took on a slightly dystopic approach this season. The dystopia here isn’t that of a ruined society, but rather one that’s stuck in time and continually repeats itself. The violent and colorful prints and the way the clothes are draped on the models seem to suggest that this is a wardrobe formulated in pursuit of evoking something new and groundbreaking. Yet with the insertion of familiar silhouettes—a pantsuit here, a tailored coat there— some of these looks became more of the same. With the more geometric ensembles, they seem to challenge today’s norms of dressing and how pure artistry can still be instilled within the heavily-commercialized fashion industry. Whether this narrative will ever come to fruition is a different story, but it sure made for one hell of a show!
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