story by Brandon Ruckdashel
photos by Sandy Ramirez
Spring is often a time for a return to the basics, cleaning out of clutter, and rain showers washing away dust and ushering in palpable energy of nature giving birth to new life. In Loris Diran’s Spring 2011 collection we see something of that new life energy. Admitting that his previous collections had been received as “too couture, too classic,” Diran has taken a lighter, more relaxed direction, breathing an alternate energy into his ever-innovative line.
Though he continues to use exquisite fabrics, fine tailoring, and an eye for complimenting the female form, he has faced and integrated the feedback from trusted associates which led him to add an air of approachability, previously unseen in many of his collections.