Spring Summer 2010 – Alexander McQueen plays kaleïdoscopic

FASHION, TREND

First, 4 trends that we saw in various other shows : zips, leather, volume layers and iridescence. The shoes are brilliant but we’ll prepare a special post about SS2010 shoes trends.

Apart from that, Alexander McQueen plays with patterns and designs dresses as if seen through a kaleidoscope. This is also a process used in recent video clips, as in Little Boots’ Remedy, and for Basement Jaxx’s comeback hit Raindrops. McQueen goes even further and drifts to Rorschach’s stains. There appear new patterns, from snake skin to skull in flames. You thought you had seen anything possible in the biker codes use ? This is very clever indeed.

Samouraïs have certainly inspired the designer, for his strong shoulders costumes, and there’s a general feeling of body structure, as we see the feminine countess hips. French Grazia or ELLE – can’t remember – was lately talking about the new icons, who look much more like the girl next-door (not too tall, not too thin, with feminine curves), and this could be directed to this particular girl.

Finally, there is something very interesting in the half-outfits. You can divide in two parts, bearing two personalities. It could be the natural equivalent to the half-shaved hairdo, or at least the asymetric haircut that made quite a comeback on fashionistas these last weeks. Now you can coordinate your dress to your hair. Sounds perfect.

KALEIDOSCOPIC / RORSCHACH
KAELI ROSCH

BIKER CODES
ANIMAL

SAMOURAI
SAMOURAI

COUNTESS HIPS
HIPS

HALF
HALF

ZIPS & LEATHER
LEATHER

VOLUMES – LAYERING FABRICS
VOLUME STRUCTURE

IRIDESCENCE
IRIDESCENT

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Spring Summer 2010 – GARETH PUGH IS FASHTRAY TALES

CINEMA, FASHION

After a trip back to Blade Runner last season, Gareth is still into classy fashion sci-fi.
Any silhouette can be seen as the character of a dark futurist movie, which scenario I’d love to read.
I imagine the world in 2214, after the apocalypse the earth is covered with ashes. I recognize a high priestess, the underworld queen, some common people, exhausted servants, in a sad sad world. But they will survive. Yeah. Yeah. This collection is very much inspired by Edward Scissorhands also I guess, and his hugs undoubtedly provoked irreversible damages.

Leathers, torn outfits, iridescent greys, goth inspiration, religious style, zips zips zips, sci-fi business.

LEATHERS
leather

TORN (You’re a little late, Im already torn)
torn

IRIDESCENT GREYS
iridescent

GOTH INSPIRED
Goth

RELIJUICY
religious

ZIP IT
zip

STELLAR BUSINESS
business