Tell Us About Your Design

T-shirt: T-shirt has deep scoop neck, short sleeves and slips on. Inside of shirt is lined with silk ribbon

Bandeau top: Multicolored printed Bandeau top. Top has black vertical elastic stripes at front, boning at sides, and has a magnetic fastening at back. Top is fully lined and has removable padding.

Skirt: Printed and color blocked wrap skirt, has two magnetic snaps closure and is fully lined

Who or What Were Your Biggest Inspirations During This Process?

The inspiration for this design is derived from the Hans Christian Anderson tale "The Emperor's New Suit". The tale is about how two swindlers came into town and tricked the Emperor into wearing nothing by making him believe they were weavers, declaring they had the finest cloth Imagined. “The colors and patterns,” they said, “are not only exceptionally beautiful, but any clothes made of this material possess the wonderful quality of being invisible!”

Lapratto tried to emulates this by providing color and patterns to be worn beautifully, but at the same time wearing so little that it is like you’re wearing nothing at all. The classic story focuses on one’s perception of invisibility. Lapratto brings that to life in the collection by making PVC garments which possess the swindlers quality of being “invisible.” Styling the PVC pieces over other garments tricks the eye and makes us wonder whether there really are clothes there or not.

Which Retailer(s) Would You Most Like to Sell Your Design?

Barney New York, Luisaviaroma and Net-a-Porter.

Judges’ Rating: 2/5

Judges’ Comments: “Think the skirt is fun and interesting. Would like to see more focus on it with a cleaner top.” – Shirin Askari

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One Response to lapratto :: Knit Slub T-Shirt and Color Blocked Wrap Skirt

  1. Ella says:

    Very Fun..Very flirty. Perfect for this season. I hope you win !


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