“We’ve experienced reorders from Saks, Shopbop and Revolve we’re delivery a June shipping to some suppliers asking for exclusives. Slide is in output already…” Life is superior for designer Victor Glemaud, whose assertion knitwear for each human body is resonating in this ease and comfort-dressing period.
For his vacation resort assortment, titled “American Elegance,” he tapped Leyna Bloom as his muse — the actress, activist, dancer and model who in March became Sporting activities Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s initial trans product of coloration. “When we were being taking pictures [the look book], I imagined we required to connect with this ‘American Beauty’ mainly because that is what this is,” Glemaud stated of his inclusive vision.
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No schlump or shapeless sweaters here: Glemaud’s brand is about toughness and sensuality. A hot wintertime-white rib turtleneck minidress with elongated cuffs a red silk cashmere halter bra major and side-slit tube skirt established, and a cropped camel cable knit polo and matching skirt with black piping have been built for easing back into dressing to impress with no sacrificing softness.
“It’s this thought of having American sportswear aspects and putting it into knitwear, taking the camel of Claire McCardell, the pattern of Stephen Burrows, the pink of Halston…and placing it into knitwear with a sensual drape,” he said. An extra dose of stylish? Snoods. “It’s an accent you wear less than your jacket, with a sweatshirt…playing with it in unique approaches,” he explained.
Introducing a unique athleticism ended up Glemaud’s signature Vs as a cable appliqué graphic on leading of sweaters, and side stripes on trousers and skirts. (He’s bought a different collaboration with Fitbit coming up, and would feel a good prospect for a tie-up with an activewear model like Lululemon, too.)
Glemaud is looking ahead to September, when he’ll be displaying on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. “I have a full idea about how to commemorate that.…I grew up in Queens, this is my city, I’m thrilled when there is more power than not,” he said of the excitement that is developing for in-individual displays this fall. “It usually aids when there are extra folks, it will help in conditions of income and visibility.”
Launch Gallery: Victor Glemaud Vacation resort 2022