The process of curating an impeccable experience is what gets you paid the bug bucks in the land of cultural creatives. Being able to evoke the here and now even while clearly stating that this is your aesthetic is a skill that everyone wants but few have. Abigail Lorick clearly has it. Her Spring 2009 collection is an impressive demonstration of her grasp of the new louche pretty young thing. The scenes gave the clothing a chance to come out as as a lifestyle and not just good styling.
The classic dichotomies of Uptown versus Downtown, good girl versus bad girl, City versus Country, all come out to play. The inability to settle on one particular identity for us marks the kind of entitled and extended adolescence to which an entire generation strives (or rebels depending on how much you embrace the Organization Kid). It is the give and take of this struggle that helps define the Lorick experience even as it ultimately settles on a kind of sophisticated adulthood that its giggling enjoyment belies.
Her rich use of textiles for us was most impressive. Duchess satin for spring is adventurous and exciting. The use of greens was punchy against both pastoral and urban backgrounds. Tea and day dresses felt a little bit like dress up but as long as we have tea and cake we won't complain a bit. Please Click Here to enjoy our full slide show of the collection.