The finesse of lightweight fabrics emphasized with a punching technique and graphic intensity make a sporting statement on the ISSEY MIYAKE PRE-SPRING 2014 collection. Sporty yet classy sense is enhanced with the irresistible feeling of comfort along with the rock chic as well. The unveiling of countless holes create an optical illusion that amplifies spectrum of layers highlighting the power of color and overwhelming softness.
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Body mappingconcept despite the fact that is not so popular like pastel trends or sea inspiration for Spring/Summer 2012 season, it is very interesting theme to divulge. Merging ethereal transparency, tribal zeal and tattoo inspired art it will definitely enhance us in creating exquisite fashion statement for summer fever. Kaleidoscopic prints, pastel hues along with vivid splashes and the game of peek-a-boo inspired many significant designers in order to build up their collections on smart gig of colour rays and see through layers. Experimental subject of discreet intensity was successfully developed by Issey Miyake, Narciso Rodriguez, Givenchy, David Koma and Vera Vang. Let’s take a look into the insights of Body mapping concept:
Issey Miyake Spring/Summer 2012 – The Petal Phase from the collection focuses on the clash of sheer layers, graphic patterns and sporty elegance creating optical illusion of dual visualization. Read the article about the collection here.
The designer inspired by the contemporary Korean artist –Kim Joon created the notion of tattoo influenced sheer mapping on the garment. Refinement of the lingerie daydream.
David Koma Spring/Summer 2012 – Top-to-toe tribal futurism – Graphic prints resembling Polynesian warriors body art fuses with the sheer panels and colour blocking idea.
Givenchy Spring/Summer 2012 – Givenchy centralized body mapping into the the transparent fabrication and tone contrast paneling.
– Vera Wang maintains the body mapping concept with the idyllic aura of lightweight fabrics. Chiffon and organza cooperate with harmonious medley of dots the from the Alice in Wonderland clues.
Remarkable collection of underwater thesis merged with the dignity of the ice queens was presented in a magnificent fashion translation stamped by Alexander McQueenfor Spring/Summer 2012 season. Sarah Burton, the creative mind of Alexander McQueen’s brand was highly inspired by the sea – one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring wonders of the nature. The cast of mythological sirens and glorious sea creatures followed the aquatic influence with the intricate, well-detailed masterpieces, complexity of forms and its multiple interpretations on fabrics. There was supremacy of lightweight materials like silk chiffon, organza and tulle giving the feeling of softness and finesse. The fabrics outlined the nature of the waterfalls, sea foams,oyster like designs, coral Raff forms implemented on the gowns The palette of colors had very gentle and romantic feel with the scope for white, shell pink, silvery lilac and peach hues to gold opulence of matelassé Jacquard and strong coral-red. There was also a space for the signature of Gothic black in fetish transition of laser cut leather with lingerie detailing. Very interesting accent was presented through the lace headpieces. With the top-to-toe concept, the innovative treatment expressed the dramatic illusion of the sea.
The fashion show was the art presentation blurring the line between reality and theatrical performance depicting nymphs, ethereal beings and aquatic creatures. Balancing among mathematical precision,couture artistry and costume design Sarah Burton managed to continue the legacy initiated by McQueen himself with the DNA of the house.
Urban sportif chic with geometrical cuts and asymmetric constructions form the main theme ofHelmut Lang Spring/Summer 2012 catwalk. Metropolitan sportswear seems to be one of the most emerging trends for the oncoming season of summer, maybe because of the massive sport events that will happen on 2012. The creative designers’ duo from Helmut Lang label decided to focus on the glam of the active wear with the addition into 90’s fused with the artistic geometry of Richard Sierra Sculptures. As they explain: We wanted to try to do a few different volumes and shapes. We often combine different textures, different elements. We were also playing with contrasts, colours and textures playing off each other.(dazeddigital.com)
Their sharp cut biker jackets with fluttering lapels compose interesting stories with hi-lo hem dresses, drape skirts and subtly appearing leggings as well as harem pants. Asymmetric bra midriff base hidden under the layers of sheer, lightweight fabrics and biker outwear highlighted the idea of relaxed unconstrained elegance with healthy vigorous lifestyle. That does definitely enclose with the feeling of comfort and practicality in wear and edgy chic look in one. The polished sleek back hairstyles also underlined the idea of full sport image.
Puritan nature in the palette of colours depicts monochrome sets of pale alabaster, white, black and vivid dash of the sulphur yellow. Despite that, the collection reveals rich inspirations around contemporary art of Richard Sierra with abstract brush strokes, geometrical forms and collages. At the end of the catwalk presentations, there is an accent on leather and chunky embroidery together with sequins that emphasize the suggestion for evening wear looks.