Theyskens Theory A/W 2011

Monday, 14 February 2011

Choosing twenty favourite looks from the fifty two that were shown was very, very difficult because i absolutely love every single one. Black, grey, darkest green with touches of denim, check and of course red thrown in for good measure, make this what i can only describe as grunge without a budget. This is not grunge found in the back of a dusty army surpluses store (not that there is anything wrong with that, in fact there's all sorts of things right about it). It's silk, cashmere, sheer, shiny, leathery goodness thrown together as slouchy as you like with a moody colour pallet and an even moodier pout painted an array of dark autumnal colours. It's posh grunge. It's the ultimate definition of casual chic. It's almost too cool. Not that i'm not a little bias, this is one of my favourite looks, i practically rejoice when grunge comes back in style and now it's come back, fresh from finishing school and all grown up, i'm even more intrigued.
I do feel a slightly 90's vibe coming off it too, but i think that's because grunge always reminds me of All Saints (the band, not the over priced store, sorry but it is. Even in the sale my eyes still pop out when i look at the price tags. It's nice and all but come ON). It's what i wanted to see when i looked at the Alexander Wang A/W show. Not that i didn't like it or anything, but i didn't love it that's for sure. Another thing I've notice about A/W and the same can be said for S/S is the distinct lack of accessories. Mimimalism is key. They do say that a piece of art is only finished, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Experiment with mixing textures instead, using a similar colour pallete. It's really more about the woman wearing the clothes really.


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