Sorry to be the one to tell you this, but next season we're all going to be wearing high-waisted tapered tartan trousers and double-breasted crop-tops made from faux sheepskin. Why? Because Alexandre Herchcovitch says so. Little known fact: he does things like this to get back at people for mispronouncing his name.
|All pics from Style.com.|
This show was quite stylishly shot, but the photos are so overexposed that the lighter-skinned model (pictured here) practically vanished into the background. I don't know if this was on purpose, but in my opinion any fiddling around with lighting/aftereffects -- unless it's to make the clothes MORE visible -- tends to be detrimental to the collection. Why don't you want me to see your designs properly, Giles?
|LOVE the sunglasses.|
Here we have the other side of lighting problems: too dark. Lanvin's collection was largely dark in colour, and they inexiplicably decided to shoot it in a room with black walls and minimal light-sources. I picked this outfit because I enjoyed the Zorro-like combination of leather gloves, trousers tucked into boots and hat covering the eyes, but most of the rest of the collection was just those weirdly-tailored wool coats that make everyone look like they have the shoulders of the turtle-aliens from The Fifth Element.
A+ to this photoshoot for being pleasant to look at. None of that monochrome background + knock-kneed, frozen-looking model malarkey for Nanette Lepore -- instead they went for a warm, inviting sunflower yellow background and a model who posed casually and seemed full of personality. The clothes themselves were appealing although not particularly interesting, but I particularly liked shots such as this:
T by Alexander Wang
This type of outfit is forever a Murdersmock to me. And Alexander Wang has helpfully included some nice two-tone murdersmock leggings to go with it! For when you want to look like set-dressing on Dexter.
WHY is this woman being forcibly bisected like that? This isn't a cinched-waist/hourglass-figure type situation -- this is an woman needlessly being given the proportions of a Christmas cracker. The sweater/dress thing underneath looks quite interesting, but -- KABOOM! Skirt. The skirt. Is there. Because of reasons.
|Please let this not become a trend.|
|See what I meant about Muji?|
Ordinarily I'm not that keen on womenswear that uses faux shirt-tails, but I think this is different enough from a real suit that it strikes that rare balance with the detestable "suit-inspired outfit".