"Breeze-catching pieces in sheer and lightweight fabrics—one of them made with Japanese paper—stayed rigged to the body with flyaway straps and subtle buckles, which were hints of utilitarianism rather than structural essentials. Embellishment was minimal, making the pattern of a white jacquard jacket pop against the loose knits and cottons.
The mood was dreamy and somber, but the clothes, while repetitive, had an easy grace. The sheer white top that closed the show had an obilike belt that turned into a long, fluttering train; it looked beautiful billowing atop a pair of silky pajama pants." - style.com
Kimberly Ovitz' inspiration for the show was the dichotomy of “disaster vs. relief; nature vs. man”, in particular the work of Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, whom she discovered when he was hired by the Japanese government to create temporary housing after the earthquake and tsunami.
Ban's website contains information on a number of his disaster relief projects, or read more about the Japan relief project here.
For her collection, Kimberly Ovitz was directly inspired by Ban’s Curtain House– "a work, which, if you haven’t guessed, features white flowing curtains in place of walls, and which certainly seemed to have informed the collection’s flowy, white dresses and pants."
You can read more about the Curtain House here.
To learn more about Kimberly Ovitz and her latest collection, visit her website, kimberlyovitz.com, and/or her personal blog.