Monday, 25 January 2010

Kick it

The wonderful thing about fashion is that it can be anything you want it to be. True fashion has never been just about covering your modesty or providing a uniform for a specific occasion; but more about pushing the boundaries of art and design into something so beautiful* and thrilling** it enhances our physical presence and provides us with something spectacular.

One of my favourite designers, Giles Deacon, gave us a hint of the surrealist tones and exaggerated brilliance of A/W '10 at his pre-collection, held at The Richard Ginori porcelain factory in Florence. Using everyday household objects such as buttons and safety pins, he warps and manipulates them to such extremes that you don’t even question their original function. From enormous headdresses of tangled spanners to mountains of plates with models posing on top of them, each flush of objects worked with his designs with kooky irreverence. And with promises of even more of these bold, original designs for the full collection, I can’t wait until his A/W ’10 show!

* [adjective] having beauty; having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind: a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech.

** [adjective]
producing sudden, strong, and deep emotion or excitement


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