Whilst last season we saw a collection rich in colour this season we saw a turn to a darker side from Fremont. The same vintage sensibilities were present with cuts and silhouettes referencing both the thirties and the forties.
Leather was high on the agenda, with corseted dresses and amazing pants. I was a little obsessed with the leather wrist ties…pictured above, first left, if you cannot see them properly I'll attempt to describe, leather was cut into shoelace strips (or possibly leather shoelaces) and knotted together. Several strands are wrapped around the wrists and the long ends hang down in a manner which I can only describe as the best and most attractive flogger ever…!
In terms of the leather in clothing I far prefer this take on leather for fall/winter, tailored and chic combined with other luxe fabrics than the Eighties rocker look with saw from other designers last fall and winter. The entire aesthetic was wearable and alternative all at the same time.
Something that impressed me last season with Fremont was the use of unusual fabrics, both in colour and texture. The quality shines through and the same factors were present again this season. Tweed, plaid, charmeuse, chiffon, leather, chambray, denim and wool (in beautiful knits) were all used and combined in extremely effective ways.
What really stands out with Fremont is they have created a Fall Winter collection that epitomizes a Los Angeles winter. Intentionally or not. It does get cold, and we do get rain, it's not all the time and certainly one day we can have hail the next 90 degree sunshine. So it makes the creation of a Los Angeles winter wardrobe somewhat difficult. As a city we rely heavily on layers to keep us stylish… and thankfully Fremont have provided us with layers and layers of layers.
Thanks be for Fremont.
Can you guess which is my favourite item… it's not hard. How beautiful is this dress?
Till next season Fremont…Adieu.
All photos and stop motion video were shot by me unless otherwise noted.