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Fashion February, 25 2010

Carolyn Massey Autumn/Winter 2010

There’s times when you have to take a bow and admit that someone else encapsulated your feelings about something better than you could. So, without further ado, here’s Tim Blank’s take on Carolyn Massey’s Autumn/Winter 2010 show. (pictures via The Fashionisto)

“Carolyn Massey is making good use of her Rolodex. The menswear designer’s Fall 2010 collection (pictured, left) kicked off LFW’s MAN day yesterday, with help from some high-profile friends (Little Boots, who created the soundtrack, and Hannah Martin, who created the jewelry). But she also got a boost from one very low-profile one—namely, an anonymous man on the inside who arranged what she described as “unprecedented” access to an archive of military apparel patterns. “It was a way of legitimating the reference,” Massey explained of her studies of the old patterns, which shaped the construction of the collection’s smock tops and flight suits. Not that she didn’t put her own stamp on the clothes. Massey injected petal pinks and beiges into her otherwise neutral palette and moved into prints, inspired by Ray Johnson’s postal art.”

See the rest of the collection after the leap.

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