Ter et Bantine showroom spring 2012



Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane,

Fresh, clean, flawless cuts drew the profiles of the collection we admired yesterday at the Ter et Bantine showroom. Alluding to the fifties without indulging in frills, and praising contemporary simplicity while skillfully avoiding any easy minimalism, the outfits allowed only perfect seams and few refined prints to decorate their lines. A certain definitive confidence filtered through the carefully crafted feminine volumes, a resolute geometry granted by heavy, pure, almost sculptural cottons, building everlasting clothes designed to outlive fleeting fashion trends. Bright, healthy whites, silky grays and coals, inks and blues evoking Yves Klein's perfectionism highlighted a collection of flattering proportions, borrowing from men's wardrobe textures, comfort and control.