Please join us in supporting Gordon and all of the other CDL designers this Saturday night at 7:00 PM in Barton Hall on Cornell’s campus. Tickets are on sale this week; more information here.
Petrune is proud to have a staffer who will be showing some of his designs in this Saturday’s annual Cornell Design League Fashion Show. Gordon Verrill, originally from Southport, Connecticut, studies Fiber Science and Apparel Design at Cornell, and also finds time to put in some hours here at Petrune! Here is some information about his collection:
“When I set out to produce this collection, I was concerned not with my material selection or my design statement, but with who the girl was that would be wearing the clothes. It was important to me to have the
clothes be wearable, at least for the customer that I had in mind. The girl that I designed this collection for is young, confident, and even a bit daring. She is creative and intellectual, but also loves to have fun and occasionally revel in more frivolous matters. While she would probably be one of the first to see the new Marina Abramovic exhibit at MoMA, she would just as likely be seen dancing on tables at a dive bar downtown. She is not afraid to experiment with her clothes, and to take fashion risks that may not always agree with the status quo.
With my customer clearly defined, I then set out to establish some sort of theme that would tie the collection together. Whilst fabric shopping, I came across a lovely nude-colored silk chiffon, and my concept was born: the collection explores the way in which nudity can be implied by clothing, though not necessarily in an overtly sexual way. The clothes are intended to emphasize the body in their understated simplicity. They strategically cling to, drape around, and expose the body in all the right places, celebrating the beauty of the human form.”