I'm impressed that this is even possible, but: Agnès B. managed to create a denim miniskirt -- in a menswear collection, even -- that looks at least semi-dignified. Aside from the ankle-socks over the tights, this outfit is perfect casualwear.
Damir Doma gets extra points for playing with draping without resorting to "reinventing the trad suit", which -- imagine me shuddering dramatically at this point -- seldom works out. Take heed, first-year design students.
Ostensibly themed around classic sportswear, most of this show resembled olive-green iterations of the officer uniforms worn by all the stressy Empire guys Darth Vader used as chew-toys on the Death Star. Close to the end of the show this white bird motif began to show up, however, and it immediately caught my interest. Thanks to the subtlety of the white/grey illustration it almost looks abstract, especially on the items with more than a few birds, such as the trousers in this outfit.
I'm posting this jacket because it's one of the very, very few examples of this exaggerated shoulder-silhouette that I've actually liked. It's just a shade short of cartoonish, and the smooth curve down to the waist and hips stop the too-large shoulders from looking as strange and disproportionate as most of the womenswear jackets I've seen in this style.
Superficially this outfit looks like it shouldn't be in this post, for two pretty obvious reasons: it's womenswear, and it doesn't really... look particularly interesting. However, given a little backstory, it's cooler than you might think.
|Check out the embroidery on the lining of the cuffs!|
BE STILL. MY HEART. It's rare that one sees a show so gloriously unwearable, and I include Walter Van Beirendonck in that estimation. There are so many different things to marvel at here that I hardly know where to begin.
|Double-breasted skirts: an acquired taste.|