Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ladies Who Lunch: Libertine Spring 2012!

Since it’s debut in 2001, Libertine has garnered attention from some of the biggest names in the fashion industry.  Founder and designer Johnson Hartig continues to impress each season with collections that merge art and fashion in a unique way!

For the Libertine collection, Johnson Hartig goes in search of vintage clothing that interests him, deconstructs, reconstructs and then treats each piece almost as if it were a canvas.  Through screen printing, dying and different forms of embellishment, each piece is transformed into a completely new and novel piece of clothing.
For Spring 2012, Johnson Hartig explored bold graphics, screen printing jagged stripes, Xs, Os and graphic flower patterns on a wide variety of vintage silhouettes.  Even though the actual garments ranged in era from 1920’s through to 1970’s, the decorative elements gave them a modernity that bound them all together into a cohesive collection.  To emphasize the graphics, Hartig’s color palette relied heavily on black and white, navy and white, cream and gold paillette.
Once again, Johnson Hartig presented a Libertine collection that is as artistically appealing as it wearable and fun to wear.  Looking forward to Spring 2012 hitting the stores!

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