Kristy Caylor made a muse of Gustav Klimt’s muse, Emilie Flöge, who amassed an impressive textile collection when not sitting for her portrait. Texture, embroidery and especially hearty knitwear were the focus of the collection, for which Caylor added depth and decoration to simple, commercial shapes — the shift dress, for example — via fabric work.

Angular beading on a silk dress and jumpsuit directly referenced Klimt’s famous motifs, while the fine-gauge cashmeres and fringed, multicolored tweeds used for a jacket and a short skirt offered the lineup’s richest novelty moments.

By  on December 5, 2014

Kristy Caylor made a muse of Gustav Klimt’s muse, Emilie Flöge, who amassed an impressive textile collection when not sitting for her portrait. Texture, embroidery and especially hearty knitwear were the focus of the collection, for which Caylor added depth and decoration to simple, commercial shapes — the shift dress, for example — via fabric work.

Angular beading on a silk dress and jumpsuit directly referenced Klimt’s famous motifs, while the fine-gauge cashmeres and fringed, multicolored tweeds used for a jacket and a short skirt offered the lineup’s richest novelty moments.

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