Wednesday, February 25, 2009

LFW: Julien Macdonald, Josh Goot

Our antipodean wonder boy that is Josh Goot showed a standout collection; retro-futuristic and inspired by geology and geography - which worked amazingly, although I'm biased as I'm a bit of a geo nerd (bad habit of spotting and naming cloud formations, karst landscapes etc, oh dear. Obviously I loved his cloud/sky prints from a few seasons ago). Anyhow, it kicked off with subtle colour blocking in neutral tones, then moved on to some amazing pieces that used map contour lines - the emphasized and flattered the body lines no end.
There were some standout layered and gathered body con dresses - amazing texture. Particularly love the beigey pink..
The highlight however was definitely the final looks - mind blowing prints combining the beauty of sedimentary layers with the colours and patterns of rock and minerals. Amazing.

Perfect black collection from Macdonald. The dresses are insane, starting off with the conservative(ish) strapless on Magda, then moving to some mind blowing knits (particularly love the texture and tactility of the third).
The separates outfits were even better however. Sheer, knitted, asymmetric tops; insane jackets (spiked shoulders anyone? I'm keen); cropped leather pants and unzipped skirts. Rounded off with some amazing booties.
And the furs just blew me away. Words cannot describe the first look on Karlie. The movement in the long grey fur, layered over a patterned mesh dress. It frames her face like a mane. If your going to do a one-tone outfit, do this.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

i love the furs,especially the blue one. i would just wear around the house like the ultimate house coat. so glam.