Edited by Amanda Gabriele
Inspired by Joseph Campbell’s book Hero with a Thousand Faces, Gary Graham divided the journey of the classic hero into three different phases: Departure, Initiation and Return. The garments from his fall/winter 2011 collection act as characters who subscribe to the journey through the phases. Models with black 80s rock’n'roll mullets walked through a crooked door into the hazy room and onto a homemade wooden plank covered in layers of wool-batik prints, hand knits reminiscent of Ukrainian shepherds and striped athletic socks. Garments were shown multiple times but presented with piles of different layers to demonstrate the versatility and wearability of the collection during a season when temperatures can be spastic.