“We’ve had reorders from Saks, Shopbop and Revolve; we’re shipping a June delivery to some stores asking for exclusives. Fall is in production already…” Life is nice for designer Victor Glemaud, whose assertion knitwear for each physique is resonating on this comfort-dressing period.
For his resort assortment, titled “American Beauty,” he tapped Leyna Bloom as his muse — the actress, activist, dancer and mannequin who in March grew to become Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s first trans mannequin of coloration. “When we were shooting [the look book], I thought we needed to call this ‘American Beauty’ because that’s what this is,” Glemaud mentioned of his inclusive imaginative and prescient.
No schlump or shapeless sweaters right here: Glemaud’s model is about power and sensuality. A horny winter-white rib turtleneck minidress with elongated cuffs; a purple silk cashmere halter bra prime and side-slit tube skirt set, and a cropped camel cable knit polo and matching skirt with black piping had been made for alleviating again into dressing to impress with out sacrificing softness.
“It’s this idea of taking American sportswear elements and putting it into knitwear, taking the camel of Claire McCardell, the pattern of Stephen Burrows, the red of Halston…and putting it into knitwear with a sensual drape,” he mentioned. An further dose of stylish? Snoods. “It’s an accessory you wear under your jacket, with a sweatshirt…playing with it in different ways,” he mentioned.
Adding a definite athleticism had been Glemaud’s signature Vs as a cable appliqué graphic on prime of sweaters, and aspect stripes on pants and skirts. (He’s received one other collaboration with Fitbit developing, and would appear an important candidate for a tie-up with an activewear model like Lululemon, too.)
Glemaud is wanting ahead to September, when he’ll be exhibiting on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. “I have a whole idea about how to commemorate that.…I grew up in Queens, this is my city, I’m thrilled when there is more energy than not,” he mentioned of the thrill that’s constructing for in-person exhibits this fall. “It always helps when there are more people, it helps in terms of sales and visibility.”