The QUEEN is DEAD!March 8th, 2012 by Hotel Fashionland received Comments Off
With such dizzying allusions it’s hard to know where to start in describing the rebellious ready-to-wear show.
It was said to channel 17th century Britain but saw models stomping around some 400 years of fashion history — all in contemporary black moon boots. The highly structured silhouettes included some rigid corset bustiers that recalled embellished crinoline of the Restoration epoch.
The highly structured silhouettes included some rigid corset bustier’s that recalled embellished crinoline of the Restoration epoch.
At times, there was an element of couture-meets-school-play as draped silks sported rough edges or theatrical embroidered beading.
If the show were a play, it would probably have been a Sherlock Holmes murder mystery with several tweed looks channeling the fashion of the fictional 19th century detective, in deconstructed coats with a flat cap.
It’s an artistic escapism that many designers say they’ve taken up this fall whether in Paris, New York or Milan.
But of all of them, Westwood has had the most fun: the fashion crowd giggled when a model nearly crashed riding a bike in 4-inch platforms.
Westwood quipped to the Washington Post that she loves “to put women on a pedestal.”
Designer Vivienne Westwood (2nd R) with her husband Andreas Kronthaler.Designers, Fashion, Fashion Week, Hotel Fashionland, NY Night Clubbing