Martyrdom and fashion don’t normally go hand-in-hand, but Rick Owens SS12 runway displayed a sacrificial, spiritual vibe, perhaps with a touch of Owens’ signature dark side and a cynicism. Models, or “electrocuted martyrs” were bonded in sleek, slender gowns and skirts. Black and white, to the extreme, with the occasional rusty-orange, the collection certainly got us thinking about a pure dressing aesthetic, whatever that may mean to each individual.
This season, Chanel keeps it title as a fashion powerhouse, not that we would ever doubt Karl Lagerfeld’s genius for a second. Runway-turned-underwater adventure, the all-white set was extravagantly contrasted by the icy pastels of the clothing. A lot of cream, mint green, baby pink, and dusty blue combined with fluffy skirts that were softly feminine and not a bit prissy. Puffed shoulders were carved out delicately and softly while the house’s signatures such as practical dresses, skirts, boxy tweed jackets, and swimwear naturally took its turn down the runway.
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