Adam Arnold FW’11

7:42 arrive

7:58 remove your shoes at the door (rule #1 of the studio: no shoes allowed, no matter who you might be)

8:00 sharp, doors open, and run to your spot

and

wait….and wait…and wait some more because you hope it will be worth it

The studio is underlit, where the runway is over lit. And “runway” it is. The designer has created a small pond in which the models will traipse through. From above come raindrops, ever so gently with the cymbals and bells clanging from the Far East and through the speakers, message loud and clear, and gladly received might I say.

Adam Arnold, Adam Arnold Fall 2011, Born Rogue Designs, Sarah Simmons, Brick and Black, Portland Fashion Week 2011, Portland Fashion Blog, Portland Style Blog

The night began with complimentary sake and a give away of a koi fish. Which was quite refreshing, given that most other PFW ’11 shows were $18-175 to attend. Adam came out to introduce his show in his usual gregarious manner. And with that I show you the world of all that is Adam Arnold…

Adam Arnold, Adam Arnold Fall 2011, Born Rogue Designs, Sarah Simmons, Brick and Black, Portland Fashion Week 2011, Portland Fashion Blog, Portland Style Blog

Adam Arnold, Adam Arnold Fall 2011, Born Rogue Designs, Sarah Simmons, Brick and Black, Portland Fashion Week 2011, Portland Fashion Blog, Portland Style Blog

Adam Arnold, Adam Arnold Fall 2011, Born Rogue Designs, Sarah Simmons, Brick and Black, Portland Fashion Week 2011, Portland Fashion Blog, Portland Style Blog

Adam Arnold, Adam Arnold Fall 2011, Born Rogue Designs, Sarah Simmons, Brick and Black, Portland Fashion Week 2011, Portland Fashion Blog, Portland Style Blog

Adam Arnold, Adam Arnold Fall 2011, Born Rogue Designs, Sarah Simmons, Brick and Black, Portland Fashion Week 2011, Portland Fashion Blog, Portland Style Blog

Adam Arnold, Adam Arnold Fall 2011, Born Rogue Designs, Sarah Simmons, Brick and Black, Portland Fashion Week 2011, Portland Fashion Blog, Portland Style Blog

The white noise of “rain” mixed with the gamalong music echoed through the studio with the audience stacked on top of one another. The crowd seemed pleased with the stark silhouettes and the stand-alone pieces that could easily work into a variety of closets. I have always admired Adam’s no-fuss design aesthetic. With such perfection in the seam placement, and each fold so well thought out, there is no need to cover up the story of simplicity that he tells so well.

And once again…TIMELESS…sigh.

All the more reason to covet.

Adam Arnold, Adam Arnold Fall 2011, Born Rogue Designs, Sarah Simmons, Brick and Black, Portland Fashion Week 2011, Portland Fashion Blog, Portland Style Blog

And this is by far MY personal favorite from the show. A classic cut, with unconventional slits placed perfectly in a tasteful but still sexy manner. And oh, that red.

Thank you Adam Arnold for all you dream up and share.

And Brick & Black would like to give a HUGE thank you to my beautiful friend who happens to be a brilliant photographer, Sarah Simmons, who captured all these (and more) images of the evening. Your life view through the camera lens continues to inspire us all.

-Black

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One Comment on “Adam Arnold FW’11”

  1. GeneSimmons says:

    Sarah is amazing


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