Thursday, October 04, 2007

Gai xinh - Beauty girl 09

The entire first half of the collection was composed of courtly attire, tunic dresses with pronounced mansard shoulders, nipped waists and flared hips. But Balenciaga's iconoclastic designer Nicolas Ghesquiere completely subverted the image, reinventing it by creating all in outlandish fabrics. Prints drawn from nature, but with leaves, flowers and petals all blotched, stretched, darkened and maimed made the result tough and dramatic, never saccharine and really new.

Paired with to the knee leggings that were a blend of Roman centurion protective shin guards and Comanche knee socks, though with spike heels, they gave the ensembles great punch and originality.