This morning Morgan Carper presented her new collection in the vast warehouse space above Chelsea Market, Manhattan. A glance at the colour palette of black, nude, pastel pinks and creamy off-whites for her Spring Summer 2012 designs revealed to me that Morgan Carper is a woman after my own heart. Designing out of her studio in Brooklyn, Carper takes inspiration from her travels across native America, India, Asia and beyond and creates practical and wearable styles that are chic yet effortlessly edgy
Most appealing to me about the collection here is the balance she strikes between clothing that is classic in style but also bold – through draping and asymmetrical hem lines and with the addition of sequin detail she achieves a highly modern look. My favourite piece was the dress with a deep v front and fringed flapper style skirt overlay (top image, second from the left). A close second was this nude dress with some sparkle delicately framing the bust – slide slits were an added detail that allowed the dress to move in a flowing, graceful fashion;
Many off the off-white dresses retained elements of Morgan’s Spring 2011 collection: smart design and careful crafting. The silhouette of the silk dress below was beautiful – I love the day to night appeal of this, despite it being a very relaxed look
A new designer to me, I left preview full of love for her work. Previous collections can be found on her website – do have an explore, Blog Reader! Do you like her new designs?