BOUTIQUE CRITIQUE :: A. Turen : Look 4
May 13, 2011 - by Jessica Lapidos
At A. Turen, everything is made with care. That's just the nature of the designers Ashley Turen keeps in the store. Her hand painted pieces hold their ground next to select designers and and wild accessories. The painting is abstract, meant to give each garment it's own pattern. How did Ashley get into painting? "I have loved painting since I was about 7 years old. It was only about three years ago that I changed my medium from painting on canvases to clothing. The same technique applies." See it here.
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Look Four: Universal Cutout
The Peekaboo Dress: Timo Weiland, $320
This look began with this thick, smooth stretch dress that toys with the body and the eye. It checks at the bust at the fiber level, essentially building in the bra. And the strip in the middle is sheered black. Timo and design partner Alan Eckstein always make it interesting and know how to get ahead young.
The Universally Painted Dress: A. Turen
Tight, long sleeve and cut classily short, the under layer is actually a dress. Its hand painted by Ashley Turen to me looks like the far reaches of space.
The Bitchin Jacket: A. Turen, $850
Painted by hand and studded at the shoulders, this bomber is bitchin. That might be the only adjective for this jacket. I felt lie a rock star in it.
The Mesh Ring: Laura B Collection Particuliére, $154
I chose this ring because its multi-tonal woven metal meshed with that of the hand painted effect. It has metal beads tied into it as it sits thick on the hand. I told you about Laura Bortolamis high fashion history, but now you can find her luscious chain mail in boutiques across the globe.
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A. Turen | 85 Stanton St (btwn Orchard and Allen), New York, NY | (212) 533-8200
Photography by Christopher Hall