During fashion week last fall I had the pleasure of meeting a fantastically talented designer named Kevork Kiledjian. A somewhat reserved and introverted personality, you’d never know it by his collections. They are daring, provocative, and uber sexy. And stunning.
Kiledjian has quickly become one of my favorite designers, because his clothes are unique and risky. He has no problem combining blue and black leather in a skin tight dress, or slits and sheer spots in all the right places- and beyond. Previously one half of the French label Guilty Brotherhood, Kiledjian chose to start his own label when his partner became ill and passed away. He brought the sleek, European flare of Guilty Brotherhood into his own, edgy designs.
Now its only mid-July, so clearly its time to discuss fall/winter collections. I had the pleasure of attending his fall show back in February during NY fashion week, and it was by far my favorite show of all I saw. Tight leather, sheer backs, side slits, dark colors…the hotness just kept coming down the runway. Jackets, pants, dresses – it was all well, fierce. And I NEVER use that word (mostly because its overused to describe reality stars who are anything but).
So many fashion shows can bore you to death. You wouldn’t think so, but when you’ve sat through show after show of various combinations of grays, boring furs, and knits, a totally daring and unique show will make you want to stand up and cheer. Kiledjian’s fall line made me do just that. Of course I stop cheering when I remember that I can’t afford or fit into his clothes. But a girl can cheer and dream, can’t she?
Although Kiledjian’s eponymous label has only been around for a few seasons, he is already gaining prominence in the US, selling in Bloomingdale’s, Fred Segal, and online at Shopbop.