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After a couple years of runway shows, Daniel and Lynda Kinne swapped out models for mannequins with a Soho showroom/sculptural installation for À la Disposition's spring/summer 2010 line. The collection is called "collective memory" and features avant-garde looks that mimic historical shapes like bustles and leg-of-mutton sleeves. The collection is designed to be changeable, including a shirt that buttons up the front and back, so you could swap out the sides and wear it with a bare right shoulder, a bare left shoulder, or with two bare shoulders or two long sleeves with inflated shoulders. You and a friend could wear them together and be mirror-image twins.

The already faceless mannequins' heads are enveloped in plaster shells that give them the silhouette of historical hairstyles and the overall effect of being terrifyingly masked and horned. The colors are dark, but Daniel says, "I don't think spring cares what color we're wearing." The fabrics are lightweight and stand away from the body, so they won't feel too hot on the body, he says. The collection will be on display through Tuesday, September 15.
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