Mimi Prober autumn/winter 2017 collection catwalk show for NYFWNew York Fashion Week AW17
Mimi Prober created a collection with an abstract yet concrete adaptation of individuality. Through the implementation of unique fabrics, Prober was able to create a cohesive display. Every detail of lace and beading was tailored specifically to that garment. This plays into the idea of the intrinsic value that objects, such as the materials and ornamentations she uses have. In the deconstructed and “destroyed” lace detailing, she was able to instil a sense of rugged, goth romanticism.
The simplistic, dark colour palate was elevated with the installation of eye-catching details. Piece after piece demonstrated the painstakingly meticulous task of the individual placement of details. The oversized black lace pant was an exemplary display of the detail orientation of Prober. The intricate ways in which the materials and lace patterns overlap with one another is astonishing to behold. This elaborate construction was continued into the corset bodice top with a silver lace neck piece. The ribbon that wove its way through the garment correlates to the lace distributed throughout the look.
Romance is an element utilised to bring together the collection. However, romance in Probers sense is not necessarily the conventional way of thinking of the idea, rather her romantic view is a convoluted, distressed idea. With the holes and tears in the fabric, the romantic idea is set into a more dismal appearance. The diverse and overlapping lace patterns would not seem to create cohesion. Even still, Prober is able to use the effect in her favour. She utilises this destruction and implements it throughout her collection. Through her specific rendering of patterns to create unique structure, she is able to construct pieces with an outstanding quality of design.
The pieces produced by Prober are statement pieces of individuality and linger into the ideas of romance. The elegant styles are deconstructed to fit her mode of thinking. In doing so, the pieces are set apart from one another while still retaining a cohesive nature.
Photos: Stephanie Chang