Is fresh the world that I would use for this collection? I’m not entirely sure that’s the correct word to use, but it kept popping into my mind the more that I looked at it. The silhouettes we’ve seen before, the cutouts were nothing new, how many ways can you re-invent shorts? However everything seemed, as I said earlier, fresh. In such a deeply rooted house, with access to the finest fabrics and supplies that you could barely dream of, it’s no surprise they can be crafty with their money.
They played around greatly with their leather and furs, something they are known greatly for. Strips were weaved together, like a basket. They formed a coral colored skirt with with weaving, even a formal fur coat got the treatment. Although it diminishes the practicality of the coat, it just might be good enough for a chilly spring evening. Whip stitches were prominent throughout the collection as well. Oversized pockets were stitched on with even more oversized whip stitches. In a fetishistic sense, leather harnesses were kept together with the stitches, hovering over short mini dresses. What perhaps was the most impressive and most glamorous styling, was the oversized blouses tucked into ultra tight waistbands. The fabric, even leather, was manipulated into folds and puffed in glorious volumes.
The accessories were nothing to scoff at either. They were perhaps the true catch of the show, and should prove as much when they hit stores. The heels were slick, leather sandals with cutouts and color blocked strips. Some even came with flowers cut from fur and encrusted with gems. The handbags featured these flowers as well, lining the shoulder straps. Some of the bags even had a giant A woven into the multi-colored weaving. Should we expect customizable bags come spring? Either way, they’re sure to be a hit.
Check out images from the show after the jump.