When there is a heavy emphasis on neutral tones, much responsibility of a garment is left to the silhouette of a design. Designer Alexa Galler does just that with her clothing line, Eighteenth. Emphasising the asymmetric and ingeniously fusing the avant-garde with the pleasing aesthetics of basics, each piece has its own unique shape and deliberate structure, all the while remaining effortlessly casual.

Case in point is this maxi skirt with front angled-hem from Eighteenth’s spring 2011 collection. Expertly cut, its subdued silhouette and precocious hemline renders a commanding elegance.

eighteenth skirt

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book
Eighteenth S/S '11 look book

With every garment a statement piece in its own right, the line is luxuriant, lightweight, and wearable – not to mention easily fashion forward enough to wear of an evening spent with young company.

You can see all of Eighteenth‘s spring / summer 2011 collection by clicking on the thumbnails below and browsing through the photos in the look book. The label’s latest collection can also be shopped here (the above skirt is selling for US$120) while you can find out about US stockists on their official site and pick up pieces from Tomorrowland next time you’re in Japan.

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