Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"White drama" | Comme des Garcons S/S 2012 Collection

I was looking at the runway pictures from the Comme des Garcons S/S 2012 collection and found myself remembering of the nearing Christmas season as well as all things white and pretty such as snow and roses. I found it interesting that the collection played with a variety of white and a little hint of black in some pieces. Despite the choice of color scheme for the collection, it did not entirely have the impression of leaning towards the strict or the soft. The manner that the collection coordinated the textiles and the forms together with the color scheme made it well-balanced.

I guess this design shows best what I mean. For this design, the upper portion including the headpiece has a knitted or lace material draping asymmetrically that gives the element of something soft and free. Yet, the lower portion of the design have a skirt with an almost cage-like structure paired with a solid white boots that adds a strict geometrical touch to the look. Surprisingly though, it seems that skirt is made of lace or a textile similar to it.

Some designs had a formal and somewhat corporate appeal to it because of the clean straight lines the jackets and mantle. While others seemed to simplify the silhouette of models by the unusual but curiously eye-catching form of the pieces like how the arms are hidden.Yet, for all of the designs, it does not miss the hint of the much gentler elements by toning the geometrical, the strict and the solid by using embellishments that reminds us of roses and knitted or lace or something similar in each design.

The immaculate white and creamy pieces which uses draping techniques and embellishment is truly a sight to behold.



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