Smashbox Day Three: GREY ANT RETURNS!!
Grey Ant hasn't been seen on an LA runway since 2005.
And thank God for its return!
It was my favorite show so far this fashion week. It seemed to incorporate the ecological zeitgeist of our post- An Inconvenient Truth lives. It was hippy but through a Japanese filter. It was future-bohemian— tie-dye shirts and dresses, floppy bonnet-hoods, hemp and khaki. It was Kubrick meets Haight-Ashbury. Designer Grant Krajecki said he had been spending a lot of time in Seattle and the vibe of the place started to influence him. It was hippy, but not dirty hippy. "More...preppy hippy," he said. "A little more conservative." Think Tevas not Birkenstocks. Grant did. The boys walked the runway in standard issue all-terrain Tevas, while the girls wore Grant's own design, platform heels with velcro Teva straps. They were kind of genius. The models also donned Grey Ant shades, sort of futuristic versions of the classic Wayfarers.
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