Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tsemaye Binitie A/W 2012: Timeless Elegance


Timeless Elegance comes to mind when first taking a look at the new Tsemaye Binitie Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. I've been privy to know this fabulous designer through my work in fashion and can honestly say he's one of my favorites. His design aesthetic, especially in his new collection is filled with fine tailoring and luxury fabrics that accentuate a women's body quite elegantly. 

I caught up with Tsemaye for a mini interview about his new collection.  

What was your inspiration for the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection? 

The Collection is called ’28 Faubourg Saint Honore’. The name comes from the old address of couturier Alix Gres whose work served as the starting point while I was researching for the development of the collection. This season the girl is a little darker and tougher. I looked at the contrast between masculine and feminine, hard and soft, sheer and opaque, black and white, applying and cutting away.

Describe the type of woman that you see wearing Tsemaye Binitie?

The Tsemaye Binitie woman is the everyday woman, a modern icon of strength, beauty and glamour.
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What kind of materials did you use to create the new collection?

A central focus within the collection features multi-panelled pieces with great emphasis put on mixing fabrics, textures and silhouettes with a nod to American Varsity sportswear. Working with a fabric developer in Los Angeles Tsemaye created a unique embellishment technique using hand cut vinyl pieces. Laser cutting and pleating details were applied to fabrics ranging from distressed leather to washed silks, high tech stretch twill, silk organza and fur. Wanting to give a very tightly edited range of dresses and separates, the collection features only four colours - white ,black ,nude and purple. 

Where can we buy your pieces?

You can buy from the end of April on www.thenandnowshop.com

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