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With his label J. Mendel, Gilles Mendel is known for sumptuous excess, but for his Spring 2015 collection he took it to an even more artful level. He collaborated with his friend the artist Enoc Perez on the clothing and tapped into Perez’s paintings of buildings as a starting point, incorporating an abstracted diagonal grid motif of various sizes and scale, and diagonal seaming throughout his line-up of gowns, minidresses, and signature furs. A cropped white chubby speckled with black and lime green topped a bodycon dress in a coordinating print, beaded squiggles embellished transparent tops, and diagonal color blocks bisected breezy chiffon goddess gowns and a simple, two-toned mini. The real standouts were the furs, Mendel’s specialty, one printed in sky blue and red check, another in a bright blue, blazer silhouette, and a camoflague-esque pairing of deep cerulean, black, and Pepto pink.
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