Ben Taverniti continued to explore his fascination with the hourglass shape for Unravel pre-fall 2019, but this time in a more DIY manner. “I worked with oversize men’s pieces and played around with them, adding pin tucks and twisting pieces to create a very feminine shape,” the designer said. Case in point, a simple men’s skate T-shirt was given a new volume by adding a waistline and cutting pieces of fabric out of the front.

The collection was based around the opposition of sport versus sophistication, illustrating the designer’s dual culture: Born in Toulouse, France, Taverniti started his fashion career in Paris but moved to Los Angeles 15 years ago.

Waists were heavily cinched, even on unexpected pieces. A bomber jacket was structured thanks to a nipped-in waistline, while a gray Prince-of-Wales suit looked fresh thanks to an elegant black PVC corset, worn slightly oversize so as to not constrict the body.

Bright colors — different shades of yellow, eye-popping red, sky blue — added to the modernity of the looks. Jeans were specifically cut on a men’s shape to get the ultimate masculine leg, but Taverniti elevated the waistband for it to sit perfectly on a woman’s body. A stand out piece was a denim down jacket; it had the texture of denim, but, thanks to down lining, none of the weight.

By  on January 20, 2019

Ben Taverniti continued to explore his fascination with the hourglass shape for Unravel pre-fall 2019, but this time in a more DIY manner. “I worked with oversize men’s pieces and played around with them, adding pin tucks and twisting pieces to create a very feminine shape,” the designer said. Case in point, a simple men’s skate T-shirt was given a new volume by adding a waistline and cutting pieces of fabric out of the front.

The collection was based around the opposition of sport versus sophistication, illustrating the designer’s dual culture: Born in Toulouse, France, Taverniti started his fashion career in Paris but moved to Los Angeles 15 years ago.

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