Thursday, 15 October 2009

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

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