Michael Sontag is a young virtuoso of complicated simplicity. Or simple complexity. Whichever way you put it, those less adept at solving two-into-three dimensional puzzles are always left wondering just how his wafting dresses, flat-as-a-sheet coats and jackets, and rounded and gathered voluminous forms are constructed since there’s often nary a seam in sight. Instead, the fabric is draped, pulled, tucked in or doubled over to fall into clean, voluptuous folds.

This story first appeared in the July 12, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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