TrendWatch : Raun Larose

We have got a little menswear visionary on our hands. Raun Larose is new a New York designer whose streetwear roots infused with the influence of his seamstress mother have blossomed into something quite spectacular.  The designers that inspire Larose most are Ricardo Tisci (Givenchy), Phillip Lim, Vintage Yves saint Laurent (Women’s), and Raf Simon’s, and you can feel each of their individual influences in his work.

I am really impressed by the his balance of wearability and forwardness, a line that is far too often crossed. You can see him cross it in some looks, like in the last image below but it feels almost necessary to understanding his direction and drive.