High As A Kite At The Form Show

I've been following Form since they first launched in a loft - four kids who met on a Paris corner and decided, somehow, to make some clothes. Their f
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I've been following Form since they first launched in a loft - four kids who met on a Paris corner and decided, somehow, to make some clothes. Their f
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I've been following Form since they first launched in a loft - four kids who met on a Paris corner and decided, somehow, to make some clothes. Their first few seasons, they didn't really sell. Except for the drippy white t-shirts, which poured down the right bodies like candle wax, the garmets were just so... fast forward. They were stark, and sci-fi, and though beautifully built, a little too into their own galactic universe and a little too removed from ours. That was two years ago, and now Form is down to three kids - designer Jerry Tam, team captain Eric Werner, and VP of musedom Kelly Andrews, whose Balenciaga training coats the clothes like translucent powder. Their "pre-Spring" show was on Friday, and "pre-Spring" is just a fancy word for March, and the whole thing was based on kites. Silver dresses pleated like folded origami. White and gray tunics folding over like deflated balloons. A lot of bubble shapes. Was it beautiful? Immensely. Their best effort yet? Oh yeah. But now there's a new question: Before, Form's clothes were too unique to be comfortable. Now, are they too streamlined to be special, or have they finally found a balance between the world they've created and the one they actually live in? Click through the photos to see the show.

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Backstage at Form.

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Kite tailed hair.

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The silk folded dress, up close.

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Contrast hemlines at Form.

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M.A.C. silver eyeliner, used as face paint.

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Backstage dressing gowns.

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The grass runway at the Rockefeller Garden.

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Swoosh.

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Miraculously, no models (nor audience members) toppled into the pool during the presentation.

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The End.