Held in the vestibule of Freemason’s Hall, Jacob Kimmie’s show was spectacular, to say the least. While two male models, only wearing white short togas, were nonchalantly lying on podiums, models took over the place.
Although dominated by black or white transparent veils, prints of barbed wire-like thorns and splashes of blood red, the black wool crepe dresses, engorged with white ribbon tyes – representing incarceration – constitute without a doubt the core of the collection.
Entitled « Martyr », Kimmie’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection makes a statement, against the main stream in fashion but also as an echo to the current global chaos.
« Martyr is a subjective collection of archetypal fashion, my own staging, inspired by those before me. My challenge to capture an idea so out-of-hand as something dare I say it, beautiful as Bonnat’s Tiepolo’s and Caravaggio’s Martyrs, » explained the designer.