Demure relaxation, the music set the tone for the laid back LA vibe of the grungier than thou. Chapter presented a casual, cool collection that exuded every Californians dream to not care how you look, and take it easy.
Chapter’s outfitting was so effortless it looked as if the models dressed themselves, and in the best way possible. The collection was entitled “Displacement”, and you couldn’t help but feel the aura with each model standing by a mirror, and some with look-a-like counterparts, all be they male or female. The outerwear is what stood out the most, and coming from an LA based designer this is more than respectable, as you would imagine there is rarely a need for an extra layer in the temperate valleys of La La land. The army green parka was the most beloved garment and the usage of plaid and tie-dye prints were a nice touch, evoking a Curt Cobain of yesteryear vibe.
However, there is always a futuristic undercurrent to Chapter’s work, and that came through with the many zippered closures and wet look the models portrayed. Bravo to another great presentation on the East Coast!
Designer Website: www.joinchapter.com
Chapter’s Publicity: Agentry PR
Photos: Elvia Gobbo