It's very, very possible that Barlow is my new favorite brand. I know, I know, I've said this a few times throughout this blog, but I reaaaally, reaaaally think that Barlow is it! I only recently discovered this line while at the Cynthia Vincent Showroom, where it shares space with both CV and Mike&Chris. With a lot of inspiration from menswear, and casual menswear, might I add (which we should all know by now, is my guilty pleasure), the line is a catastrophic mix of "tomboy and vixen," "sex and geometry," "his and hers," and "avant-grade and traditional." OB-SESSED. The designers, Molly Girard Coonan and Alice Barlow not only turn classic sportswear pieces completely upside-down, but they bring an awesome sense of humor to their designs. Tees with oversized shoulder pads that mock football uniforms, a top that whose muse was a fisherman...I had an especially fun time trying on a sweater where the hood was based off of the masks of WWE wrestlers (see pictures and look book below). I mean really...who would think of that?! The entire collection is creative, innovative, and completely unexpected. I am officially so, so, so, so, soooooo in love.
Thanks again to Angie over at the showroom for showing me the collection and giving me the Fall 2010 Look Book!