Sorry for the wait my fellow CQ ‘seekers’, but I return to thee unscathed from an odyssey filled with designer duels, model mayhem, terrific treasures and Medusa! It was fashion’s take on The Battle of Stirling from the film Braveheart. Pieces of Christian Louboutin heels lay scattered around badly bruised scantily dressed models in tattered haute couture gowns. Doesn’t that sound exciting to witness!? Flamboyant designers taking turns slapping each other’s faces with leather gloves as they meet an ill-fated death by quicksand. Captivating isnt it!? This is why it irks me to tell and pains me to admit that the only odyssey I partook in played out behind my eye lids. I wasn’t on some far off adventure; I was dreaming. I was passed out watching an IMAX fantasy flick at the Cinema de Snore. Huge disappointment, but highly understandable.
You see, there are plenty of changes happening around here at CQ360. Changes that keep a mind racing with anticipation. My sleeping patterns have always been erratic but these days I sleep like a person who swallowed a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night. But do not fret because I spend my waking hours multitasking around the house with such frenzy that only Paula Abdul’s freebasing cosmetic team would know what I’m talking about, and not only that, but I do it all while I listen and watch fashion shows at full volume. My neighbors might think I’m hosting a rave, but theres only a party of two here. So do as I do; wash dishes and bob your head to these fashion shows that follow.
First up is designer Paolo Gerani with his collection for “Iceberg”. The show gets started off slow with a horrible opening track, but the pieces to the collection are completely sexy. The girls look great in these sort of revamped late seventies retro outfits. Check them out fellas because after watching this show you’ll be left rethinking your wardrobe game.
Here is a link to Iceberg’s complete collection. I like looks number 3, 15, and 35. What do you think?
Next up is Giambattista Valli’s collection. I posted this one before but I’m still stuck on it. Also this time the soundtrack matches the girls on the runway. This collection is filled with short dresses, flat shoes, and a hint rock-n-roll. The shiny accessories around the neck or ankles is fantastic. The orange and animal print together is inspiring too.
Here is a link to Giambattista’s complete collection. Looks number 11, 24, and 40 did it for me on this one. What do you think?
Lastly, I decided to share Alexander Wang. Although known for his dark collection, I wouldn’t naturally gravitate toward his line, but what caught my attention was the remix of Prodigy’s “Firestarter”. His line reminds me of what Aeon Flux might wear had she retired her secret agent ways and joined our ho-hum society. Take a look for yourselves.
Here is a link to Alexander Wang’s complete collection. I liked looks number 18, 20, 26, 31, 32, and 38. What do you think?
Well, I hope you enjoyed yourself. Until next time, hasta luego.
Fashion-Word-Em-Up: When it comes to fashion, I don’t mind taking risks because it is my dream to become too rare to die.