Preview Cartel Noir's fall 2012 collection before its debut this Saturday at Goldyn
Fall is the perfect season to see the launch of Cartel Noir's latest line. This Saturday, September 29 at Goldyn, the design house will showcase expertly structured garments made from a mix of Merino wool and leather, silk organza and modal. The intelligent combinations of weights and textures result in comfortable but sleek clothing that wears well in a changing season, and Cartel Noir's Greg Garman is excited to see his first full line roll out.
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"We did a small collection last season and this is our first real collection," says Garman of the line's big launch. Black and white are signature colors for Cartel Noir, and the versatile feel of the fabrics is directly in line with Garman's vision. "One of the things I really try to champion is this notion of day to night, work to play, season to season," he says. "It is a big philosophy of the brand."
As far as the fall line goes, the design house will be showing an array of tops and bottoms, both in basics and more detailed pieces. From satin blouses and micro modal t-shirts to leather-accentuated riding leggings, "lifetime staple pieces" are Cartel Noir's focus.
Structured jackets that pair lightweight exterior fabrics with heavier linings and simple dresses with delicate cut-outs are pieces meant to be easily layered, or gorgeous silhouettes on their own. "I use a lot of fabrics based on tactile sensation and how they wear on the body," says Garman. "I like a lot of old world luxury and modern equivalents," the designer says of the coalescence varying materials.