When Fashion Goes Bonkers
Paris, RTW A/W 2006. You really have to wonder what goes on in the head of a top designer sometimes... In Paris we've seen a repertoire of fence-covered ladies, and mummified girls no other fashion capital would display. We'd normally be filing this under Couture; or at least a section where you'd expect extreme headpieces and ornaments. Understandably the great substance of a designer's collection, comes down to unique details and an overall outstanding presentation. But since when did fence masks and bandage covered faces become cool, quirky and fashion related? We can just about imagine the point of this display; the attention withdrawn from the model's faces puts focus on the clothes instead. We'll give Victor & Rolf and Undercover some credit for bravely putting their reputation at risk. We just don't see the point in sending out a bunch of mad-looking models no sane human being would want to go near.