Designer Profile: Alexander Koutny

Monday, November 16, 2009

New York-based womenswear designer Alexander Koutny explores sculptural shapes and volume in his collections, often in a dark palette. For S/S '10, his third collection, entitled "Kaskade," which, according to his website, was inspired by "arches and water finally ending their intolerance of one another," Koutny continues to play with layers and volume, but with a softer, organic touch via hints of metallic and swirled blue textiles. These are wearable pieces which nonetheless retain an intellectual spirit. I'll definitely be keeping my eye on this talented Central Saint Martins-educated designer. Here are some of my favorite pieces from S/S '10.










For more information on the label, check out: http://www.alexanderkoutny.com/.

26 comments:

Susan said...

wow, I love these pieces. the model looks a bit weird though :))
have a lovely day, xoxo

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Happy monday, sweet D!

Thanks for introducing Mister Koutny. The prints of the dresses / tops are interesting and I can imagine they look great to many outfits!

Enjoy your start into the new week!
A little hug and a little kiss
from me ;)

nicole said...

Hey D! I have to say I was shocked to see my name and blog featured on your weekend links. Must be where all the extra traffic and comments were coming from lol, THANK YOU SO MUCH! :)

Wow I don't know where you find time to blog on the weekends. It's bad enough that it was gloomy and rainy all weekend here in Vancouver, and it started getting dark by 2pm, so even though I'm technically at Day 33 hahaa my blog says otherwise, oh well!

I don't mind if you fail on the ban as long as you get nice things to justify it! hahaha I'm serious! and you have good taste and amazing style so I'm not too worried ;)

I love the slashed tops by Ann-Sofie Back. I think as long as it's not crazy rocker slashed with inappropriate body parts showing, it can still look chic. If anything, they look comfortable! I love the first grey sweatshirt, I'd totally wear that with a leather mini skirt.

Can't say I'm surprised to hear about the rise in shoplifting due to the economy. It's sad though.

Great the designer profile on Alexander Koutny! I love the 5th look with the sheer black top and what looks to be dove grey satin-y pants. very comfortable chic.

Girl, if you keep this up, I may have to stop reading your blog because it makes me want to shop so bad! lol

Sabrina said...

these dress are soo aventguard!super

Modelizer said...

I really like the prints, the rest is kind of meh.

daisychain said...

Oh, I really like these.

Winnie said...

These are some stunning pieces, I love the mesh top and the prints on the ones before it!

Taylor Sterling said...

what fantastic clothes! I love the shapes and colors!

Fashion Chalet said...

Very Architectural--I like it a lot. =)

thanks for the feedback and support, doll.




xx

kpeach said...

not all for me, but I'm loving the originality xo

Brunch at Saks said...

Wow! Such interesting pieces! I love the third photo of that dress! XOXO

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Cool, cool, cool! I'm not sure I could get away with any of these looks, but I know there are some fabulous girls out there who could rock it!

Couture Carrie said...

Fab profile!
Gorgeous pieces ~ especially loving the cocoon dresses!

xoxox,
CC

Tights Lover said...

Very cool. I love these dresses!

Maria Confer said...

So cool and unusual. I love that second top!!

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Poppy tr♥uble said...

oh wow! he is definately one to watch!! fantastic!!

Chessa! said...

in love with these pieces..I love the shapes. they seem very organic like the inspiration...

The Haute-Shopper said...

Awesome, I love the fact that some garments are very sculptured, while others are more floaty and drapey, so there's basically something to fit any body size. I really love those last three pieces in particular. Hope you had a great weekend!

Kristina Krug with BR MAG said...

Miss D,
You commented on le 21ème about my shoes needing to be more flamboyant. Totally agreed! These were back ups-long story! Thanks for the pointers and come check out our magazine!
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Livie said...

fabulous - love how casual but edgy these pieces are. i could definitely wear some of these.

captivate me. said...

Thanks for showcasing his work--I love discovering new designers I never knew about before. Really beautiful color palette.

Kristin said...

I think the model has an intriguing look to her. Love the last outfit!

Hanako66 said...

These are really interesting pieces...I like all of the textures!

alixrose said...

Woah this designer is pretty deep. "inspired by "arches and water finally ending their intolerance of one another,"

The last two pieces are my favorite and actually really illustrates his quote.

Thanks.

vitaMinn style said...

I love the first outfit! I hope it's 2 pieces so it's even more versatile! =)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Love the cut on that second to last piece :)

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