February 17, 2010

Black is the new black.

Cushnie Et Ochs and Alexander Wang have been really pushing the black on black theme and I honestly don't know which one I adore more. They both used similar makeup on their girls too - I didn't even notice until I finished this blog lol.

I love Wang's take on the traditionally corporate uniform, adding some lace, some sheer, some fucking sexy and some rock star to a particularly dull and one sided genre of clothing. The different textures and fabrics he uses lifts and breaks apart the one-colour palette ending up with some very inspired pieces. I love how he's kept the pockets, the buttons, the cuffs so you can identify what he started off with but has completely reworked the structure of blazers, waistcoats and button up shirts. Fucking amazing.

Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2010

Cushnie Et Och's is a little bit more about and the textures in the fabric to me. There are relatively common trends in this collection we've all seen on the runway and everything is very wearable. The intensity of shine and separating pieces through texture sets this RTW line apart. I mean yeah there has been black in practically everyone's collection but the different shades of black (I'm not going emo stfu) coming through from this collection is fresh and unique.

Cushnie Et Och's Ready To Wear Fall/Winter 2010

Images from Style.com

1 comment:

  1. i love cushnie et ochs and wangster came a long way from his humble beginnings ! thanks for commenting and reading xo