Tess Giberson's Spring 2011 Collection Is An Exercise In Tough Subtlety

Tess Giberson for spring '11 is one of those collections that seems to have evolved from conception to construction with utter ease. The New York-based designer's minimalist line, based on the multi-faceted idea of "shift", features starkly neutral pieces, with the exception of a burst of ultramarine and a mesmerizing graphic print. In the absence of the sort of excessive details that leave you not knowing where to look, you can relax and simply appreciate the finer elements of her designs, like a folded-over dress that functions as a double layer skirt, perfectly-constructed draped dresses, and a variety of boxy black blazers. This spring collection is smart, sexy, and ideal for the confident dresser who prefers subtlety to superfluous detailing.
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