Kevork Kiledjian is all about the fit. "It's the most important thing to me," said the still-new designer, whose Fall 2011 collection made waves last February at Milk Gallery. With pieces as body con as these, fit's got to be the priority. But this isn't Herve Leger territory. Kiledjian, who was born in Paris, is very much influenced by the glam rock look of the late '70s, early '80s. (He loves Thierry Mugler.) Yet it's safe to say Kiledjian's look is much more grounded in minimalism than the body con pieces we've seen lately.
For resort, the designer laid off the leather, but his favorite material was still incorporated into a dress or two, as well as a suede vest available in eggshell and deep blue. What was most extraordinary, though, were the cropped blouses with long tails. Worn with pants, this is a new evening look that we could see being adapted fairly easily into a girl-about-town's wardrobe.
Kiledjian might be nostalgic for another time, but his outlook is definitely modern.
**Photos by Nicholas Routzen; shoes by Alejandro Ingelmo.