The kid du jour

Julian Louie Spring ’10

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This has to be one of my favourite collections so far. I have been liking Louie’s work since his debut a year ago, and the latest collection is a huge step away from his usual work. The inspiration comes from sunset, and it is all reflected in the colours. They have the same nude, pastel tone but cleverly matched with one another.

Certainly he went for a more commercial direction, but the pieces seemed more grown-up, and blends well with the rest of the New York sportswear-based scene. It is just a little frustrating that for all young designers they have to wash a little bit of their aesthetics to sell their clothes these days. For Julian, don’t you think he deserves the same amount of buzz as Praba Gurung and Altuzarra already?