Bless quite literally grew out of the runway under Martin Margiela in ’97 when the design agency headed by Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag created fur wigs for Margiela’s models. Quite ironically, the design duo’s work are similar to Margiela’s because both refuse to compromise and be pigeon-holed. Unrestrained creativity runs through both Bless and Margiela’s work. Since then, Bless had been working seamlessly in art, fashion, and everywhere in between. Thus, the labels product are part high fashion, part high function, but all unique. In terms of design, Bless recycles and reuses existing objects and items and adapt them into new products that challenge people’s way of thinking.
For their Fall/Winter 2009 collection that just arrived at colette, we are pleased to see some fresh takes of perspective and images used on apparel and accessories. The oversize tees from this season feature large photographs taken from the first person perspective at a vacation spot– sporting a relaxed, propped leg with a lake or a mountain as backdrops. In terms of accessories, the team pushes the limits on shades just as all the other fashion forward styles (think shutter shades) had been. The gold rimmed avia:tors come in a green and red lens on each side, daring to put a three-dimensional spin on everything the wearer sees. What else can you ask for from shades than can go from outdoors to IMAX? Just don’t expect to be incognito in them.