Verlaine is very much a mystery. There is an air of film noir in their twisting silhouettes and dark tones that explains plenty about the woman who wears Verlaine. She is sexy and understands that her sex appeal means something important. She is inspired by architecture, history and far off cultures. She wants a traditional garment- a trench coat, a cocoon jacket, a column gown- but she wants more from it. Exaggeration helps to bring her point home: she is rare, treasured and fleeting. The designers of Verlaine chose to stay anonymous for our interview, and their responses to our questions are as obtuse as one would expect. To dress a woman in a cloak of mystery, it helps to be mysterious yourself.
Read our interview with Verlaine after the jump. – Kelsey Kreiling, Editor: Peter Berwind Humphrey