Paula Gerbase took inspiration from a trek she did in May through Africa’s Atlas Mountains, saying that she’d wanted to express “a surrendering to the elements.” Her spring lineup certainly had a nomadic feel, filled with layered pieces that draped and folded around the body.

 

The collection exalted innovative fabrics – among them woven paper, ultrafine leather, Japanese pleated jersey and polyester worked into 3-D pleats – while Gerbase’s simple silhouettes meant they looked luxurious rather than gimmicky.

 

One russet tunic in pleated jersey was worn over matching slim pants, while a T-shirt in papery leather was bunched at the waist into a navy leather skirt. Pairing all the looks with white Air Max sneakers lent a youthful, modern edge to the collection.

By  on September 19, 2015

Paula Gerbase took inspiration from a trek she did in May through Africa’s Atlas Mountains, saying that she’d wanted to express “a surrendering to the elements.” Her spring lineup certainly had a nomadic feel, filled with layered pieces that draped and folded around the body.

 

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