Alon Livne may not be a household name stateside, but in the middle east he’s already garnered a loyal following of women who collect his show-stopping gowns like art.
The Israeli designer has only designed eight seasons so far for his eponymous label, but his previous training at Alexander McQueen and Roberto Cavalli have has made him a master of all things “technique”; this season he has miraculously combined pattern-making and embroidery to create sculptural, 3D swirls that leap off garments’ stretch surfaces forming arced contours.
He cited British writer J.G. Ballard’s futurist tomes as a key source of inspiration, but we couldn’t help seeing a bit of our favorite cartoon villain, Evil Lyn in his sci-fi sorceresses with their molded headpieces and embellished body-suits (Beyonce, take note).
No, Livne won’t initially make a name for himself in US markets via his daywear, but something tells us he’s much more excited about dressing “Queens of the Night” anyway.
Photos: Dan Lecca