Alabama Chanin Ready-to-Wear Spring-summer 2010 Photos: Peter Stanglmayr

The Alabama Chanin Spring/Summer 2010 collection is a nod towards the new American luxury with simple, clean lines. Doeskin, silver blue, nude and coffee are combined with white in simple stripes and elaborate floral embroideries.

The stripes and harmonious colors of the collection were inspired by Agnes Martin: The Nineties and Beyond, the colors and richness of HEATH Ceramics, the photographs of Slim Aarons and the worn red of an empty paint bucket found on the side of a road.

Agnes Martin’s paintings from The Nineties and Beyond include titles such as "Beautiful Life;" "Love & Happiness" and "A Little Girls Response to Love" - the mood of the collection echoes these titles and whispers to a clear, crisp spring day.