Local designer Carlous Palmer’s Web Exotique Collection was based on basic principles of minimalism. His goal was to create designs with a futuristic yet wearable appeal. He also used only eco-conscious materials, those which are directly from and/or easy on the environment such as Beachwood pulp textiles and squid ink.
In a quest for motivation, Palmer hit the mall and studied the people he saw. He also asked a few women he considers to be some of the best dressed in Baltimore for their opinions.
“My design aesthetic derives from the use of simple geometric shapes that work cohesively to create interesting fashion,” explained Palmer. “My immediate choice of architectural inspiration was the Earl S. Richardson Library at Morgan University; the staircase is a fashion gem which not many of us notice.”
His choice of setting is appropriate for reasons other than aesthetics; Palmer is especially interested in communicating the importance of education.
“In spite of my accomplishments, I remain connected to all of my academic connections, and I am currently in school at BCCC finishing my degree,” he said.
Palmer’s designs will be available this month in Katwalk, a Baltimore boutique.
1709 Aliceanna St.
WEB EXOTIQUE COLLECTION
Designer Carlous Palmer