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9.23.2016

Devon Halfnight LeFlufy

You may be a sucker for critical theory, but it wasn’t the Jacques Derrida quote in the press release that struck home at this Devon Halfnight LeFlufy presentation. At all. "I reinterpreted this as a call to finding calm within chaos, which is an apt analogy for where contemporary culture is today", the Canadian-born, Belgian-based designer explained. "Information moves so quickly and this made me want to simplify my visual vocabulary down to only the essential elements", he continued. "I am always looking to create something that looks toward the future, but at the same time looks backward". Plumbing the French philosopher's aphorism "justice is deconstruction" has its place, but it was the accessory made from phone chargers and the circuit board—inspired viscose jacquard and the net material crocheted from stuff that looked like iWhatever cords that contributed to this collection feeling necessary and timely. Technology is ubiquitous; why aren’t more designers engaging the topic via fashion ? Moreover, LeFlufy’s take on tech wasn’t superficial. There was a mishmash quality to his collection that reflected the kaleidoscopic effect of a social media feed. On Instagram, you can see dozens of references, from all cultures and all eras, in a matter of seconds. The designer interpolated the collage effect, jamming elements of Seventies, Nineties, and present-day aesthetics into his clothes. A '70s-esque patchwork coat, made from recycled leather and splashed with some ur-'90s logomania graphics at the collar, exemplified LeFlufy’s strategy. The results could have been chaotic, repeated over numerous looks, but he kept things sensible by working with a constricted palette of neutrals, with yellow as an acidic highlight, and emphasizing a few key silhouettes. For men, there were wide-leg trousers and shirts and coats with attenuated sleeves; the womenswear was more varied but stuck to a long, lean, Nineties-vibe proportion. Larger collections for both genders would have given LeFlufy the opportunity to expand further on his clever theme, but he managed to get his point across clearly, even with a very tight edit. Which is more, frankly, than Jacques Derrida could say.

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