Recipe for Success: Tucker fall 2011 presentation

Monday, March 28, 2011

Prints, prints, and more prints!  Indeed that was the winning formula behind Tucker’s fall 2011 presentation, which debuted at NYC’s Cooper Square Hotel penthouse on Wednesday evening. The posh digs also marked Gaby Basora‘s first foray out of the office for a presentation-a major step for the designer who founded her company in 2005, got picked up by Barneys almost immediately thereafter, and, a mere five years later, found herself collaborating with Target for their GO international collection. Basora now sells her line in over 300 stores.

Inspired by Sara Moon‘s photographs, Basora worked her whimsical prints into knitwear and some other 70s staples like jumpsuits, wrap dresses, lace blouses, and V-neck tunics.   To complete the 70s feel, many of the models also sported elbow length suede gloves and floppy, wide brimmed hats.  But the real genius lay in the designer’s juxtaposition of prints, which she likened to “baking,” in that she gets a “taste” and a “feel” for the product as she is working on it.  She often pairs the whimsical with the more sturdy items, such as a silk printed blouse with a high-waisted wool pattered skirt.  The presentation also marked the debut of Tucker’s new shoe collection, which-true to form-also work in the designer’s signature prints.


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