Spring Summer Couture 2019 concluded just two weeks ago, and we’re still reeling in from the world fine artistry – the craftsmanship, the thought process, the presentation – are fashion inspo that will last us through the year! Viktor and Rolf broke the internet with their ‘statement’ pieces, pun intended; Balmain rocked the runway in all pastels and Iris Van Herpen took optical illusions to a whole another level; the week was beyond spectacular; here are some of our favourite highlights of the week!
For any pastel-lover, the show was like a dream come true. Beautiful pastels in pink, blue, green and a mishmash of hues, strutted down the runway in mesmerizing forms. The signature spherical bags and exaggerated cuffs are definitely going on our lust-list.
It was the kind of morbidity that stuck. The irreverence of the collection is what made it desirable. The hair and make-up weaved an interesting tale of grotesque, goth and morose and the outcome was perverse perfection.
It was like a trip down the orient express. The theatrics of the outfits is what we loved the most!
VIKTOR & ROLF
Couture has always had this air of whimsy to it with being too concerned about the social mores or problems. Viktor and Rolf invited the post #metoo, feminist conversations and context onto couture, and the message was loud and clear, and not to mention, immensely loved!
It was an explosion of colour and frayed, dishevelled blasphemy. Typical to an eruption it disrupted the metallic & muted runs of the day with brazen hues and jagged edges. The result was a rebellious dream!
IRIS VAN HERPEN
It was walking art, it seemed like the design had walked right of the iPad screen and onto the runway! In our view, it is almost as if the label has taken an art form that is more than a 100 years old and packaged it with for the digital age.
Image credit : Vogue