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Jeremy Laing S/S 2011

Movement is hardly a novel source of inspiration in design. Draping and flutter are common on most runways, but not Jeremy Laing’s.

Although the Canadian designer is renowned for his sharp structure and futuristic monochrome wears, this season the element of movement was a welcome addition.

In what may be his most buzzed-about collection yet, Laing took his staple shapes and injected them with a generous helping of movement, draping, and texture.

Past seasons have been heavy on digital prints, but this collection seems destined for the shades-of-grey loving fashion girls.

Laing’s collection proves that being self-taught is hardly a hindrance, but can contribute to an organic and innovative point-of-view (surely working for McQueen for five years didn’t hurt).

Conceptually simple, there was something for everyone – micro minis, draped maxi-length dresses, and girly skirts were shown alongside more complicated pieces, which the designer calls ‘trapped’ dresses.