Monday, 13 February 2012

Alexander Wang: NY Showcase

As Mr Wang introduces us to the human muzzle, we wonder how we ever before kept our faces from the cold. Yes, his New York Fashion week Fall 2012 showcase had a glint of mystery with fishnet and sheer face cover-ups and an array of structured ensembles. Leather from head to toe appears to no longer be a crime as long-line biker jackets paired with knee high leather boots, dominated the runway (Sandy would be happy). 

A number of contrast panel coats were rocked, in monochrome and burgundy – with the standout piece most definitely being the leather and fur jumpsuit - gorilla meets style veteran - love it! Lastly we were shown that the legendary puffer jacket works just as well on the catwalk as it does in the rap videos - if not better. Alexander Wang, j'adore!

Monday, 6 February 2012

All Aboard: Chanel Couture Show

Last week Karl Lagerfield showed us that the standard wooden floor ‘A to B’ catwalk is just not good enough (and why should it be?). Taking us sky high in Grand Palais with his Chanel Couture range, an array of intricate gowns flowed down the centre of… wait for it … an aeroplane! Full marks for creativity, double points for the amazing couture.

Led by a trail of Mohawks, we saw sophistication meet intergalactic shades of blue shimmery gowns, patent look blazers, ruffled hemlines and sheer maxi’s. The space raider is reborn.

Feather fascinators, oval neck coats and low-waist pockets were key features along with structured blazers, palazzo pants and embellished floor sweepers. The highlight: A long sleeve diamond encrusted mini, with puffball trail. Largerfield, we salute. 

Can’t wait to see where the next Chanel show will be held!