Erik Hart creates strong looks using strikingly simple silhouettes for his young New York-based womenswear label, Factory. Each season the designer works within a largely monochromatic palette to produce collections that are just as modern and sexy as they are simple. For his 2012 resort collection, Hart carries through with this characteristic simplicity while at the same time incorporating more of his artistic background in the design of the collection.
The pieces within Hart’s Resort 2012 collection are consistently strong. Composed almost entirely of slender dresses, the collection approaches femininity casually and naturally. While the hemlines vary in length, Hart is careful not to take them too short; this is of course a wise choice because the best of us understand the fine line that separates the sexy from the tawdry. It’s also because Hart has, in a way, used some pieces in this collection as a canvas. The designer used two photographs–a satellite image of melting polar icecaps and then a series of photos taken in his girlfriend’s apartment–to decorate several dresses.
The pieces within Hart’s Resort 2012 season make for a strong collection. Because of their simple design, Hart’s pieces are totally wearable, and for a young label, designing a sexy and wearable collection–designs women aren’t afraid to invest in–is the best place to start.
(images: Factory via Omen PR)