Inbar Spector signature look combines complex constructions, crinolines, and corsets with rich fabrics and intellectual sophistication.

AW08 marks Inbar Spector’s debut catwalk collection. Spector’s collection finds gothic couture, meeting with the unsettled essence of transition. Spector took the issue of immigration as her focus for the collection: the notion of relocation and carrying your previous life on yourself. Her muse leads a nomadic like existence and the raw edges that run throughout the collection add to the deconstructed feel. Corsetry has been combined with rucksacks; the rucksack becoming a second skin, a brace. Do I carry the rucksack or does it carry me? questions Spector.

Panels of corseting have been created using silks, chiffon, PVC and heavy-duty combat materials. Spector plays with setting soft, delicate materials and against hard fabrics. Details running throughout the collection include zips, buckles and corsetry lacing. The femininity of the corsetry is balanced with a hard-edged gothic inspired element and intricate tailoring.


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