Thursday, 15 October 2009

Viktor & Rolf's disappearing act

The most amazing piece shown in Paris Fashion Week, has got to be the disappearing dress by Viktor & Rolf for their s/s 2010 collection. The dress, made up of layers and layers of structured tulle, over black leggings worn in front of the black background, to create an almost invisible middle to the bottom of the dress. The piece was strangely from their collection inspired by the credit crunch yet really would not have been an inexpensive piece to make.
Last year I went the Viktor & Rolf collections exhibition at the Barbican, and became a big fan of the designers for their originality. The exhibition showed some of their designs, and in the middle a 2 storey house sized doll house, with dolls wearing miniature replicas, it truly was unique and inspiring.

Do you appreciate Viktor & Rolf's originality?
Emily X

Fashion goes natural

Alexander McQueen's Paris Fashion Week show was highly anticipated for his ever-building array of theatrical pieces. His new S/S 2010 catwalk showed his new theme of all things natural. Unlike many other designers who use a nude colour palette when it come to Spring, McQueen based his pieces on peacocks and reptiles, digitally printed on structured dresses, enhancing the hips and shoulders. Perhaps his most talked about pieces were the 'Hoof Shoes'. The shoes, worn by all the models, literally look like animal hooves or bird claws, with rounded sculptured tops reaching great heights. The shoes were definitely on par with the anti-recession approach to fashion at the moment; fashion that shows fun fantasy and not at all any classic practicality. Whether you loved them or hated them, the shoes certainly got everyone talking. Fashion is not necessarily meant for wearing, some is just art or spectacle.
Did you like the shoes? Or think they are plain insanity?
Emily X