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Layered Linen Looks from NYC’s Unforeseen Circumstances
Posted by richard | September 19, 2011

A recent trip to Mexico and Santa Fe inspired the looks in designer Teo Griscom‘s fall collection, a very distinctive set built around the use of a light linen netting.

The result is a mix-and-match collection that will yield some truly unique looks you won’t find anywhere else. Those are high-waisted linen briefs on top of a romper-like pullunder in the photo above — a statement-making ensemble that wouldn’t be out of place on the street, or in a store window.

Teo is the founder of the idiosyncratic New York label Unforeseen Circumstances, which produces lingerie styles with a vintage feel but a very contemporary RTW vibe (which makes sense since she’s also part of the streetwear label Jackson, Johnston and Roe). Teo likes to experiment with color blocking and graphic panels to come up with the label’s intriguing aesthetic.

The centrepiece of her fall line isn’t so much a style as it is a fabric — the silk linen netting used in the collection’s crop tops and briefs, and offered in a dusty desert palette. (That’s an image below from UC’s moodboard, showing swatches used in the fall collection.) Next to your skin, this won’t keep you warm through the winter, but it will feel super airy and fresh next spring and will create some dramatic looks when used as layering pieces.

The fall set from Unforeseen Circumstances will begin shipping next month and can be found at boutiques such as Lille, Journelle and Jumelle in Williamsburg.

Here are some more images from the new collection, shot in a Tribeca antiques shop to give the whole set an old-world feel.

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