Sometimes you have to look back to move forward. That’s certainly the case for Parsons grad and current local Sarah Liller, who drew on the fashion of her 90′s youth to create a debut apparel collection for spring/summer that’s full of lace and innocent detail mixed with daring cut-outs and sheer panels.
“The collection is inspired by me, as a woman in my mid-20′s, looking back on myself as a teenager. There are the young, girlish aspects – the pastels, ruffles, and kind of 90′s-looking silhouettes – and then the sexier, more confident aspects of the collection – me now – the lace, sheer and the cut-outs. I was trying to balance the two, and it arose from me listening to a lot of the Smashing Pumpkins and Third Eye Blind again,” Liller tells us.
Currently available by order through Liller’s web site, offerings ($85-$300) range from a demure pair of cotton lined lace shorts to the youthfully bohemian Darcy blouse in silk with lace detailing on the back and at the hem. Edgier pieces include lace bellbottoms and the Yulya dress, whose shoulder cut-outs and sheer skirt create a look that’s ethereal, yet vampy at the same time.
A few pics from the collection: