Paris: A/W 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

With the dust of fashion month settling, we have intermittently been delving into these recent fall fashion offerings. And to be honest, the said 'delving' has occurred mostly through some seriously tired, jaded, and glazed eyes. Maybe I just haven't been in the best of moods or maybe my senses were still recovering from a strong shot of anaesthetic. That's not important. Significantly to me though, it was at first sight of this AF Vandevorst collection that I finally came to my wake.

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Source: vogueUK

Warm even-light skimmed the soft fur and wool as they drape round and round their necks and faces. Dark shadows were cast by the fold and the artfully tipped black hats. Together they acted as a mask. As the figures slowly glided down the runway - elegant, completely anonymous and somehow timeless, I sensed my heartbeat calm down, breath: deep and smooth. Mesmerised, I likened them more to 'art' than anything else. As the figures appeared and disappeared in sequence; the qualities, at moments reminded me of still life paintings, sculpture and at times even renaissance portraiture (of those delightfully lit humanists). A perfect composition of parts.

They pose a question, asking us to slow down and reconsider. In an admirable and refreshing way, they reject 'fashion' as power dressing and 'image' making, and instead reach for a quiet beauty, and timelessness that is undeniable.

These photos are only an entrée, have a look at the whole lot, here. Better yet, watch the video.

10 comments:

Dress Code: High Fashion said...

I find this presentation strange but intriguing. Secrecy always gets us interested...on the other hand, the "what is hidden" question totally takes my mind off the clothes...
...I like the second to last look best.

Hugs, Jen

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

This is really inspiring catwalk posts!!

Awesome idea with face cover with scarf!!! LIKE IT :D

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Johanna said...

Hi! Thank you! The cup and plate is thrifted, from sweidsh designer Stig Lindberg, he made so many beautiful designs for brand Gustavsberg:
http://www.gustavsbergsporslinsfabrik.se/stiglindberg.php

maybe you could find some of his stuff on ebay?

johanna said...

yeah, there's a lot of ebay!

I have this one aswell and it's quite similar with the one you liked^^

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Spisa-Ribb-Gustavsberg-Cup-and-Saucer-Stig-Lindberg-Designer-Mid-Century-Era-/320877276638?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab5c6adde#ht_500wt_1156

laura said...

thanks ! the smokey colour of the jellies was the exact thing that caught my eye in the first place !

well hell-oooo, i just can't think of wool right now. coming back to finland with snow on the ground wasn't exactly a pleasing surprise now that i'm already on summer mood !

Ida Ayu Melati said...

well, they are just like time hunters in Michael Ende's book Momo. Scary... hahaha...

Noelle Chantal said...

Haunting strange image! Its amazing how beautiful the pieces turned into an art! I love this post so much! So inspiring picks as always :)

Bailey Hospodor said...

So interesting, love the layers!

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Australian Fashion Review Blog - Gems said...

Wow amazing, just amazing!

Gems x

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