Aesthetics normally contrast functionality. Chez ''à la disposition'', form & function are being fused, in midtown NYC.
Even after many trips around the world, your editor constantly keeps an open eye for new initiatives and creators. When I came across ''à la disposition'', I felt moved by the labels' love for tailoring and design. Here we are reminded, that clothing can be so much more than a piece of mere cloth.
New York based label ''à la disposition'' seeks to show the creative design process behind a dress, shirt or jacket. Here, we take a journey into form, sketch and pattern. Alongside, Daniel & Lynda Kinne, the couple behind the label, one gets drawn into another universe. ''à la disposition'' is a label for connaisseurs or true tailoring fanatics, if you will. Personally, I am rather fond of the half-open tailed jacket, pictured below, which has a rather romantic feel to it. The creators work from a single idea and draw their collection organically from this. At times, such a conceptual approach leads to cliche lines of tailoring and copyism. Not at ''à la disposition'', where through the patient molding and shaping of fabrics, the label succeeds in following central themes intricately.
The makers are proud of what they do and this shows in their designs. Art can be functional and it can be worn comfortably. ''à la disposition'', balances on the lines of Savile Row tailoring and experimental constructivism. The label moves with you and not against you.Or in the words of Daniel and Lynda : '' à la disposition, embodies the luxury of eccentricity''.
I could not have put it better myself.