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1055268 John Galliano AW07 was inspired with Pigalle girls from Paris, wearing all these ornamental boudoir dresses and strong colour of red on them. From veiled streetwalkers to girls that had been dancing all night, models appeared with dripping make-up and carrying eerie broken dolls. The runway was like a fantastic dark circus- dusty and dark!1055267During the Alexander McQueen show in AW06, models wore reindeer horns on heads, nomadic inspired dresses, gothic black gowns and amazing witch coats. That was the real fantasy of McQueen’s world we love. And definitely this collection would make at a haunted castle Halloween party…1054885These knitted veils from Rick Owens AW12 collection channeled brutalism. Drawing on the classic beauty of Marlene Dietrich, a 1920’s bisexual icon who openly defied sexual norms, the model’s look was honeydew skin, coral lips and combed brows fenced by masks of gunmetal grey. Flowing volumes provided protective layers for his dominatrices whilst the silhouettes created a confusion of sinister and sexy. Relentless flames singed at the top of the runway as the models stalked the east side of Paris.1055264Iris Van Herpen Haute Couture AW11 was a mix of skeletal silhouettes and organ-like textures. Coiled intestines, brain tissue and snake dresses aided the vision of couture cyborgs, confirming the ongoing influence of anatomical, architectural and scientific structures in her space-borne collections. Still sits in some’s nightmares.1055269Gareth Pugh AW13 was a dull collection of recycled gowns with feathers, wood, trash bags… The headpieces made as shake, and the amazing deepness of darkness was a bit depressing. That’s what is called a scary Halloween couture. Costing a fortune, by the way…1050817

Mirrors. Balenciaga SS14


Cristobal Balenciaga did not die for what I have seen in Paris in the morning. Second collection by Alexander Wang for the Maison Balenciaga. From what should I start? That this collection meant that Balenciaga is done? Or just that it was the most boring and sad collection of the season? Well, I was excited about Wang’s collection in New York- it was great. But this what he did at Balenciaga… Is he scared to show his talent? Maybe the pressure is to strong. The collection for Summer 2014 was presented in an old, all white building, with beautiful view on park and cool mirror walls on the sides… It feels cool. But when the first look is done, the first feeling totally changes. It simply winded with boring designs, that were too forced to be more classical than former Balenciaga’s designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere. The collection was in mine opinion too sporty and simple, after what we saw three seasons ago- these dull printed skirts, running tops, boring to death dresses just make me remind  the GREATNESS of Cristobal and Nicolas.