Gerlan Marcel's latest collection is like the living embodiment of Diana Vreeland's legendary Harper's Bazaar column "Why Don't You." This fall: Why don't you turn your T-shirt dress into a Doric column? Why don't you try cigarette pants patterned like real cigarettes? And why don't you cover your breasts with intarsia fried eggs?
Appropriately, the collection is called "Eccentric Lady" and celebrates all women of the past, present, and future born with a unique sense of style. True to Gerlan Jeans' dedication to rare beauty this tribute is heavy on prints and unusual trimmings. Graphic knits, made in collaboration with New York-based knitwear designer Lindsay Degen, feature cartoon cigarettes, and Gerlan's signature sportswear pieces come in a logoed zebra motif or with maribou trim. This is the kind of collection that makes you want to burn your black jeans and white T-shirts and unleash your inner crazy.