SS2012 was initially inspired by the 1960 Patrica Highsmith adaptation “Plein Soleil”. The film is set in the late 50’s Italian Riviera. My research took me deep into the age of sailing specifically, and then turned the focus onto the sail, the boat, and the people who come aboard. I wanted to explore the shapes, the folds, and the draping of the fabrics in regards to the physical sail. The influence of sun drenched primary colors, canvas, chrome hardware, and the light refracting up from the water are woven into the pieces. This collection continues the theme from last season, incorporating masculine and feminine forms. The garments are pieces that I imagine a captain, a dockworker, and a sun kissed female first mate to wear.