You never know what quite to expect at a JoAnn Berman, but the lady does know how to make an entrance—and exit. Inspired by exotic travelogues and 1960s air travel, Spring/Summer 2011 offers a departure from Berman’s usual oeuvre of avant-garde, vintage-and-reclaimed ensembles, but in a way that elevates her already-inimitable brand.
Who else would create a raincoat that depicts fluctuations in the stock market?
The lineup, which features vibrant one-of-a-kind textiles that Berman created with her award-winning photographer sister, comprises accessible, eminently wearable pieces that nevertheless bear the punk-inspired edge that Berman is known for. And although themes like space age and safari were referenced in the collection, Berman’s rock ‘n roll aesthetic remained robust. Who else, after all, would create metallic overalls and a raincoat that depicts fluctuations in the stock market?