Suzanne Rae Spring 2012

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The world is a messed up, scary place right now, so it's no wonder that Suzanne Rae looked towards simpler times for inspiration for her Spring 2012 collection. Her clothes are always infused with a nostalgic feel, and even though the cuts are usually modern and minimalist, the garments have the dusty and ethereal look of something that was dug up in an attic or an antique fair.  This season Suzanne specifically referenced 19th century Japan, showing plenty of kimono dresses and jackets, as well as collaborating with photographer Renato D'Agostin, and using photographs from his Tokyo Untitled series.  The collection channeled the zen-like simplicity of the time, while infusing it with a sense of optimism for a better tomorrow.