“We wanted a strong, tough woman, who could set up her own homestead. A southwestern turn of the century type of look”, said current assistant designer, Katherine Flynn. Inspired by a muse that they created, named Lily Case, debuted for the first time in a Fashion Week event.
Using neutral tones like peach and cream and organic, comfortable silhouettes, each model was their own natural, strong woman. Each look contained basic drapes, but it was within the construction as to where the pieces began to impress. Although their first tango with knits, Morgan Carper seemed to do quite alright for themselves. The stand out knit of the collection was a mauve colored tank with a rib knit intersecting at the middle connecting seam. Many of the looks had triangular undertones, it seemed. Whether it was the drape, neckline of the piece, or if it was triangle pieces fit into a romper, geometric was on their mind. The prints were also entirely inspired by things found in the southwest but, weren’t taken literally (thank goodness). The rattlesnake was a huge part of that inspiration.
However, instead of using actual snake skin, Carper decided to translate that into the intricate beading and fringe that graced some of the pieces. A piece that stood out in the collection, and held a bit of every direction, was a well constructed dress. The top half of the dress is a clean black cotton fabric that brings a more tailored look to the piece. It’s deep v-neck line with triangle cutouts is almost reminiscent to a jacket lapel. The bottom half, a skirt of a dusty lavender fringe, adds just the right amount of playfulness and volume to the look.
Although it was the Morgan Carper debut showing and her first experience putting knits into the mix, she has done it with grace and class. This season’s collection not only shows that Morgan Carper has talent behind the name, but also that this girl, is ready for the long and dusty trail before her.
- Ashton Potter
Designer website: www.MorganCarper.com
Public Relations: George PR