Photography Mert Alas

Published August 21, 2011

An obsessive new discipline is permeating fashion this season. Championed by the masters of subversive restraint like McQueen, Givenchy, and now Louis Vuitton, it’s no longer about the throw-on. Look instead to all things considered, with every detail meticulously finished—tiny, bound waists, leather straps, fetish shoes. With roots in the aristocratic-Brit-punk of English eccentrics, it’s a celebration of the art of fashion