Covherlab: mod meets modern minimalism

The ‘Morsecode Signals’ spring 2012 lookbook by Marco Grisola isn’t the first time Italian brand Covherlab has tapped into the minimalist aesthetic. However this season sources inspiration from the sixties as much as it does from exiguous design. Each look is shot in two different ways, contrasting mood and gentle narrative with a direct, haltingly stagnant examination of the clothes.

The clothes hold up in both images, which makes sense, considering that the pieces themselves are incredibly wearable. The clean lines, easy draping and focus on monochromatic or color blocked pieces make certain that any one of them could easily serve as a wardrobe staple.

Although minimalist in aesthetic, there is still plenty of detail throughout the collection. Hi-low hemlines with piping detail add a feminine yet sporty feel to a shift dress that might be described as having an organically geometric shape. Modern peplum adorns crisp white shorts and is paired with a cape top that features a gently draped neckline and stick-straight sleeves. Both paneling and whimsical filmy details allow for subtle play with textures on pieces that are otherwise entirely clean silhouettes. Although the silhouettes themselves might be a modern take on mod shapes, it’s the simple yet playful details that truly reference the sixties.

For the full look book from COVHERLab‘s spring / summer 2012 collection, click on the gallery above.