The Debut

Pre-Fall 2015 Preview

The Debut
Photo by Greg Kessler

Feminine yet bold. Streamlined yet detailed. Tailored yet fluid.

In the weeks leading up to our recent event introducing KLS to leading fashion editors in New York, I considered how to convey these unique qualities of the collection. A typical fashion show, with its linear format and brisk pace, wouldn’t get the message across.

I decided to meet with editors in a series of morning working sessions that would demonstrate the many ways to wear the Pre-Fall 2015 line, with the work made easier by elegant breakfast treats and a sophisticated soundtrack. Working with set designer Randall Peacock, we converted The IronWorks into a sleek backdrop for the collection, from the arrangement of white calla lilies at the entrance to the mix of live models and rows of mannequins elegantly suspended from the sky-lit ceiling.

To assemble the looks, I turned to legendary stylist Karl Templer. I knew he would not only approach the line with a fresh eye but also create combinations that revealed the depth of the collection. We decided upon a line-up of 18 looks that shared the polished yet effortless quality that is a KLS signature. At the end of a cold and gloomy week in New York, editors stepped into the immersive environment and were enchanted by the clean lines and confident silhouettes, accented by splashes of color and rich prints.

  • Photo by Greg Kessler
  • Photo by Greg Kessler
  • Photo by Greg Kessler
  • Photo by Greg Kessler