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Paris-trained and New York-based relative newcomers David Peck and Laurel Anderson presented their sustainable but luxurious Untitled 11:11 spring collection yesterday at the Axelle Gallery. Inspired by Mediterranean summers, the pieces were quirky and feminine and came in a variety of sunset and sea-inspired colors including rich peaches and soft turquoises. Floor-grazing silk jersey gowns were flowing, cinched at the waist and—thanks to gilded detailing at the bust and a slouchy silhouette—gave off a '70s vibe. Separates in a custom sort of cross-hatched woven included tiny high-waisted skirts and patchwork tanks and blouses that were dressy, not fussy.

Batik-dyed high-waisted trousers and frocks were soft, marbly and offered a punch of magenta; and hand-painted irregular triangles and intersecting lines in black and gold leaf added a bit of graphic geometry to a generally unstructured collection. High-end, wearable, classic and with a touch of humor—the pieces don't give off the crusty, green crunch one assumes of eco-friendly clothing. Looks are deceiving, however, and the collection, in fact the entire design house—even the wine served at the presentation—is sustainable. Low-impact and ethical?kind of makes you feel a little less guilty when you splurge come spring.
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