It’s been quite a year at Threeasfour as designers Gabi Asfour, Angela Donhauser and Adi Gil celebrate their 10th anniversary as well as the National Design Award for Fashion Design from Cooper Hewitt. Naturally, this milestone season led them to conceptualize a meta-retrospective collection for the label, “recasting elements from its design legacy,” they said in the show notes.
They set the ambience by projecting a large-scale fractal video by artist Alex Czetwertynski, which served as the ideal backdrop for the 3-D printed creations for which the trio has become known. Pioneers of the technology — at least in fashion — they have mastered the craft, as proven by their first look: an intricate white digital-lace mesh and Neoprene dress.
The designers also tend to play with unconventional materials, and this time it was a “milky” latex and mesh layered dress featuring a floral crystal appliqué in the bodice. On a more wearable note, they offered several printed cotton-sateen bodycon dresses in flesh and red tones.