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Lela Jacobs remains the queen of indy cool


September 18, 2010/0.46

Lela Jacobs
Lela Jacobs
Lela Jacobs
Lela Jacobs
Lela Jacobs
Lela Jacobs
Queen of indy cool, Lela Jacobs, launched her spring–summer 2010–11 collection, Männchen, at the Service Depot in Wellington to much fanfare.
   The Lela Jacobs label has grown to become of the most well recognized and loved labels in the industry, known for its understatedly beautiful, quirky, original clothes that are draped, tucked and manipulated to resemble living art works.
   This season saw a continuation of experimentation with cut and drape, beautiful silk dresses that could be wore a multitude of ways, draped T-shirts that change shape depending on how you wore them, perfectly cut pants and jodhpuresque shorts were matched back with knitted dresses and singlets.
   A collaboration with German artist Kenneth Männchen also led to an interesting print of strange men-like shapes, featured as detailing on dresses and as prints on singlets and shirts.
   A crowd favourite of the night was the was the glove necklace—miniature leather gloves that were formed into awkward claw shapes strung with metal chains set against the clothes. This gave the collection depth and was an interesting style choice.
   Hanging on hooks in an installation-like setting gave people an opportunity to view each piece up close and appreciate the exquisite craftsmanship of each of the garments.—Sopheak Seng

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