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Designer Daily: Daniella Kallmeyer


Oil slick and glistening, the prismatic prints and plastic play together to form raving structured prowess. In her fifth season, Daniella Kallmeyer has formed a new lapel that shapes her wool cashmere jackets anew. She’s also formed an alliance with her pattern maker, as she rents workspace in his shop, which ensures her fit is crisp, and her concepts executed with precision.  With her whole collection produced in NYC, she organically became a staunch supporter of Save the Garment Center, and at 25, she’s leading her peers to do the same. Her theme was deeply researched and detailed, harkening to film noir, the 90s raver scene and secret societies, but as a finished product, that’s not what’s important to her. You are.

 ”I hope that the finished product will just be beautiful clothes. And the story won’t matter. That’s what I want my brand to be. I could go through and talk to you for two hours about the story and the inspiration and at the end of the day none of that matters, because everyone who wears it will have their own story.” – Daniella Kallmeyer

It’s up to you to interpret, like the Rorschach-inspired collection of Spring 2012. Now see yourself in the details of Daniella Kallmeyer’s Fall 2012 collection.

Written by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.