Last season superheroes played a great involvement in the inspiration of the collection. For fall, anime, which was a fond memory growing up ignited a lot of elements this time around. “Optimus Prime” who lead the Autobots in the anime series Transformers is the perfect title to this collection.
Working with structural silhouettes and paneling shapes that are found in my classic jacket reinforced the inspiration. As neoprene had become the key fabric in prior seasons, boucle, felt, and metallic added a wider range to the almost tri-color palette. Also new this season was the collaboration with stylist Raul Guerrero.
Raul x Raun Larose was an idea that was developed simply to cater to the modern-working-young-man in a more forward light. This collaboration consists of three pieces (turtleneck
snood, briefcase tote, and belt fanny pack) that serve as accessories but most importantly multi-functionality.
The hybrid backpack woven was a well received experiment last season and for autumn I embraced the same concept where the backpack became a detachable element from the jacket. Oppose to a compartment in a woven shirt.
As the designer continues to mature, this Fall 2012 is the season where Raun LaRose bared ideas to relatable concepts that you see here.
Photos & text Copyright Raun LaRose.