Kimberly Ovitz Fall 2011: Brazilian Visions

She might hail from sunny California, but you wouldn't know it from scoping out Kimberly Ovitz's clothes--the designer's best known for her dark, interestingly draped jersey dresses. But in addition to the minimalist, monochromatic pieces her fans know and love, Ovitz's fall collection incorporated hits of neon yellow and bright blue that lent a certain sporty-chic appeal to the looks on display. These pieces were inspired by the architecture and spirit of Brasilia, and it showed in their sculptural silhouettes, innovative cutouts, and eye-popping hues.
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She might hail from sunny California, but you wouldn't know it from scoping out Kimberly Ovitz's clothes--the designer's best known for her dark, interestingly draped jersey dresses. But in addition to the minimalist, monochromatic pieces her fans know and love, Ovitz's fall collection incorporated hits of neon yellow and bright blue that lent a certain sporty-chic appeal to the looks on display. These pieces were inspired by the architecture and spirit of Brasilia, and it showed in their sculptural silhouettes, innovative cutouts, and eye-popping hues.
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She might hail from sunny California, but you wouldn't know it from scoping out Kimberly Ovitz's clothes--the designer's best known for her dark, interestingly draped jersey dresses. But in addition to the minimalist, monochromatic pieces her fans know and love, Ovitz's fall collection incorporated hits of neon yellow and bright blue that lent a certain sporty-chic appeal to the looks on display. These pieces were inspired by the architecture and spirit of Brasilia, and it showed in their sculptural silhouettes, innovative cutouts, and eye-popping hues. There were several takes on sweatshirts, one worn over a netting-wrapped citron skirt, another covered in cobalt webbing. Meanwhile, a blue silk tank-and-pant combo seemed a sleek alternative to a typical jumpsuit, and a black turtleneck dress with an asymmetrically-paneled skirt and yellow embroidery, screamed urban armor. The futuristic beauty direction--models wore gossamer hairnets over their faces and streaks of fluorescent yellow pigment across their mouths--added a further element of the artistic, as did the skyscraper heels by Camilla Skovgaard. When we snagged a moment to chat with Ovitz, we asked her about the presentation's cinematic, moody soundtrack (one of the best we've heard so far this Fashion Week. "I put it together myself!" she told us. "There's some Japanese classical music, a little Trentemoller, and an artist called Lorn." We were interested to learn that Ovitz cut her creative teeth as an intern at Chanel, working under Karl Lagerfeld himself--an experience she described as a lesson in "the ultimate classicism." Judging by the flurry of famous faces in attendance today--we spotted Jenna Lyons, Prabal Gurung, Neiman Marcus' Roopal Patel, and Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo in the fray--we think all her work's paid off.