What I Wore
Black wool cocoon Jacket: Wilfred, sheer chiffon shirt: American Apparel, wool pants and belt: vintage, socks: Topshop, platform clogs: Forever 21, backpack: Cooperative. Accessorized with messy beehive-inspired hair.
What I saw: Well dressed lovely people
I'd just like to clarify this last one is not from the back because the front of the outfit wasn't awesome, but because the back was so good. She makes these nifty body-strap-jewelry-things herself!
What I saw: The Shows
*Disclaimer* I could lie and say my blurry pictures were an "artistic decision", but I prefer to be honest. In truth, they were the result of my very poor blogger press seats and my lack of photographic finesse. Don't judge.
Although I'd already seen some of the pieces from this collection on the rack, watching them move on actual bodies felt completely different. When presented together the line looked a little too mish-mashed for my taste, lacking any cohesion or common theme. It ranged from gothic all black ensembles with texture and layering (Which I liked) to neon 90's raver kid looks with hot pink tights (Which I really didn't like). The whole thing was very confusing and well... pink. Although it was creatively impressive, I didn't feel the need to wear any of the garments Gagnon created for this coming Fall; On the upside, he opened with the Twin Peaks theme song, which earned major brownie points.
Chloe Comme Parris
What can I say? I LOVED THIS. I loved it so much I was actually convinced I had somehow ended up at a runway show in New York... well, that may be a bit too far. Needless to say, it was an incredibly well designed Fall collection. Models were almost completely in black or grey with greasy, loosely tied-back hair and chunky platform booties. Highlights included velvet drop-crotch pants, hip revealing dresses, and what I like to call the punk interpretation of a beauty queen sash: a metal necklace worn cross-body with shards of metal and glass dangling off of it. Arrow tip hardware and massive cutouts were also themes, giving off a rebel girl vibe that slightly resembled the past collections of the king of city-chic, Alexander Wang. In short: stylish lady motorcycle warriors of the night? Upbeat rock tunes blasted in the distance as a pair of words drifted into my head and took over: I WANT.
Good right? But wait!
Stop. What was that? THAT, was the deal sealer: a scrumptious grey leather backpack so heavy with buckles and hardware hanging off it that one couldn't actually carry anything else in it without insane back pain. So. fantastic.
Stay tuned for Pink Tartan, Joe Fresh, and lots of other fun stuff from my fashion week adventures!
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