It’s been a busy month for us here at Second City Style between our awesome new makeover (!) and all the exciting events in the city, we need to play a bit of catch up with some of the great local talent we’ve been privileged to see. But designs like Miriam Cecilia Carlson’s are worth the wait. A few weeks ago, the Chicago-based designer and alumni of the Macy’s Incubator program held her Autumn/Winter 2011 unveiling at the 900 Shops on Michigan Ave. to critical acclaim.
Themed ‘Harvest Moon’, the collection was a study in ethereal draping and architectural silhouettes. Carlson created an organic fantasy with her pieces, illustrated through fabric, shape and color palette. The confections ranged from beige to buttercream, ivory to maroon which rose and dipped in voluminous layers. Ever present was her signature use of mica, which gleamed along necklines and trickled down backs in a metallic cascade. The earthy feel was completed with the sparsely laid decor of branches and whitewashed wood. A finalist in the Oscars Designer Challenge 2011, Carlson has proven herself adept at creating innovative visions in both ready-to-wear separates and couture-like gowns. We can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!
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