Oscar Olima: Gaga Couturier

4 Jan

Dazed Digital chated with Los Angeles-based designer about ready-to-wear womenswear collections characterised by tailored, bold and pure lines and flamboyant stage costumes for Lady Gaga.

Entitled ‘Trecedim’, Olima Atelier’s Autumn/Winter 2010 collection was a celebration of glamorous darkness, mainly including black designs in which sheer and opaque fabrics were employed to produce chiaroscuro contrasts. American designer Oscar Olima’s new S/S11 collection is instead a celebration of light and poetry, with tops, shorts, wide pants and tunics.

Using a neutral palette characterised by fine tailoring and precise and strong details, such as layers of fabric and ruffles, Olima has created architectural and sculptural motifs and bunched silhouettes. Yet Olima is not just about ready-to-wear: in the last two years he also designed some of the most outlandish and theatrical costumes for Lady Gaga’s performances and for her Monster Ball Tour.

Check out more from Oscar Olima’s colleciton here.


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