Jeremy Laing Shows Us His 'Swamp Deco' Collection
In his newest collection, Jeremy Laing once again shows his discerning eye for pattern making and ability to create textural form out of the materials he selects. A former McQueen apprentice, Laing flows seamlessly between whimsical and tough. Flowy diaphanous pieces are mixed with rugged leather-esque jackets and vests. Find out where he got the ideas for the multifaceted collection.
How did you get inspiration for your current collection?
Jeremy Laing: The collection started after a trip to the bayou in Louisiana. We fed marshmallows to alligators while floating on a pontoon boat under boughs of Spanish Moss. There's where the palette came from. Other references were Kinesio Tape, baseball uniforms, flak vests and body armor. I'm calling it "Swamp Deco."
What music do you listen to while you're designing?
This season I listened to a lot of Jamie Woon, and Tracey Thorn always gets me through a rough day.
What materials did you use and why?
We did a big group of pigment-dyed cupro/cotton, which is so light and silky. Then there's sandwashed silk, ramie mixed with polyester and vacuum heat-set into crinkles, techno chiffon and a tarnished pewter foil.
Where would women wear your collection?
Anywhere they want!
Aside from your presentation, what is your favorite part of fashion week?
The part when it's over! We stay right near the Highline, which is one of my favorite things about the city. I often go up to watch the sunset and read after a busy day of castings or fittings.