NEW YORK, Feb 22, 2011 / FW/ — A statement in black and red, Mike Vensel was inspired by two very different sources for Fall 2011 – the rigid structural Mid Century Modern Architect Mies van der Rohe’s Crown Hall and the fluid colorful simplicity of the African Maasai tribal clothing.

Exploring form, function and color, Mike Vensel created silhouettes in the most minimal forms, void of unnecessary closures, excessive sewing and ornate details. Creating wearable clothes with some artistic touches, Mike Vensel continues to expand his fan base season after season.

Still considered a new name in the New York fashion scene, Mike Vensel gained recognition among the TV audience when he became a contestant at Bravo’s “The Fashion Show” in 2010.

Photos courtesy of Mike Vensel

New York Fashion Week Fall 2011