Jillian Lewis Fall 2008 Collection
Let’s take a breather from S5 madness and check in with one of our favorites from S4.
Jillian Lewis is unveiling her Fall 2008 collection. Here’s what she had to say to us about it:
“Both my runway collection (from the show) and my current ready to wear collection were inspired by the beautiful embellishments and functionality of the combatant costumes of the past… more specifically 15th century armor. I am often inspired by history, though it is important that my designs reflect the culture and the technological advancements of our time.”
“The fit and construction are the most important elements. I have never been the type of designer who embellishes with extraneous details. The details exist within the form.”
What else is Baby working on? Well, she’s also preparing a Spring 2009 ready-to-wear line; she’s working on several private client orders and she’s designing 6 dance costumes for the Guggenheim museum for a performance in September. We’re so pleased that she’s so busy. She was somewhat overshadowed by her fellow finalists, Rami and Christian and we felt all along that the girl had the chops to have an incredibly successful career.
As for her collection, we love it. You’ll find some of her more memorable looks from her BP show, like her signature ruffled coat and knits, but there are some new pieces in there as well. We think she has a fresh and unique style and we wish her well. We’re not bitches ALL the time, y’know.
Jillian Lewis Fall 2008 is expected to hit stores at the end of August. We’ll keep you posted as to where you can find it.
[Photos: Courtesy of Jillian Lewis/WireImage]