Friday, 10 October 2014

Undercover SS15

Fairy tales, fallen angels, Hieronymus Bosch, ballerinas, unexpected frills....Undercover kinda had it all in their SS15 show. It was almost like it was perfectly designed to make me squee and sigh...almost exactly like that...suspicious.

Established by designer Jun Takahashi in 2003 and described by the man himself as "cute but scary, beautiful but ugly", it's comprised by all the combinations, parallels, contrasts and contradictions that I personally love but that also enrich any outfit and give it depth. There's a romance to his clothes, and a darkness that speaks to the women who wear them, long for them. That reflect real women -complex combinations of traits, 3D characters. 

Also, I've got major hallowe'en costume inspo from the latest showing.

From big dresses with demure collars and cut-outs that don't reveal too much but ooze sexuality paired with dramatic eye makeup and black wings, to the sheers of wood nymphs, to uber-wearable outerwear and separates, to wearing art, to princess garb, to fantastical creatures and ending in a motorcycle gang of dark angels - there were a lot of different looks and themes present. Yet Takahashi's hand, and his girl, was obvious throughout. Cohesion was present through bookending of the angels, through the swells and falls of a show more like a story than most. The hairpieces, makeup and frills were further uniting strands. 

As undeniably wantable and gorgeous the individual looks and pieces were, however, it was the showmanship that impressed me most. A true show. That had me gasping, leaning forward in my seat, eager to see what came next. 

Hello, my newest and greatest brand crush. 

This time, it's true love.

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What do you guys think? As obsessed as moi?

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