Kallmeyer RTW Fall 2020

For her fall collection and look book, Daniella Kallmeyer referenced artist Cindy Sherman’s portrait series, exploring the gender binary and breaking down the typical ideas of femininity, both of which the designer also explores in her work. 
Kallmeyer described the artist’s series as “moments that were beautiful, but you felt a little strange about it, a little bit uncomfortable, but also turned on and intrigued by it.” She emulated this feeling through mood and color (mustard yellow and greens, khaki and reds), rather than strangeness in the items themselves, adding, “the items are all about ease and elevation, feeling strong and powerful while also feeling comfortable.” 
Suiting, as always, was prominent, as were delightful pleated offerings (like a navy shirt with knife-pleated collar and matching trousers with full pleats of alternating widths), among other sophisticated wardrobe staples. Unisex offerings were designed to work for however her customer associates on the gender and sexuality spectrums — sleek trousers could be cinched up high for a paper-bag high waist or worn low on the hips as a slim dropped pant; knitwear could be worn either oversize or tailored, depending on the wearer.
WWD Critique: Kallmeyer’s fall collection incorporated smart, aspirational wardrobing with fluidity and flexibility

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Kallmeyer Pre-Fall 2020

The second half of 2019 has been an exciting, wild ride for designer Daniella Kallmeyer. After successfully opening her namesake brand’s pop-up shop on Orchard street in June (which was extended through August), the designer penned a five-year lease in the space while launching her first pre-fall collection.
“We’ve been in business for eight years, but we’ve only been doing really big collections twice a year. There have been stores asking now, because we sell great, and even having my own store now, I realized we couldn’t have gone through the season again, or six months, [without a new collection],” Kallmeyer disclosed. Her shop not only informed her of the need for more clothes, but also, which were performing the best; this information was used as a basis for her pre-fall array.
“We realized what I built this brand on was finally working the best,” Kallmeyer mused. To fill the store in June, the designer brought back archival styles from the line, and they ended up selling out first. All of the shop’s suiting sold out in June, which she brought into pre-fall with crisp, wide-leg pants with giant, oversize back pockets and matching blazer; custom knife pleated silhouettes proved strong as

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