Entanglement at John Rocha, Lagerfeld Channels Werther de Goethe, Medievalism, Moulded Hourglass Shapes and the Tie Stain for Fall 2011
Favorite looks for the F/W 2011-2012 season come from John Rocha, Junya Watanabe, Valentino, Mary Katrantzou, Thakoon and Alexander McQueen. Trends include Medievalism, moulded hourglass shapes, fuzzy skirts and oversized, misshapen coats. And the humble tie stain makes an appearance at Anne-Sofie Back.
More tangled brilliance from John Rocha:
The oversized, misshapen coats that kept popping up:
There was WAY too much skin/fur/pelt on the runway this season, below manifested in a variety of fuzzy skirts:
…who segues nicely into my examples of moulded hourglass shapes:
The above looks remind me of Guy Davis’ Honour Among Punks:
While Katrantzou’s prints are porcelain-inspired, Sarah Burton uses actual porcelain sherds to piece together bustiers at Alexander McQueen:
Also from Burton’s outstanding McQueen collection comes medieval looks:
Other examples of Medievalism from Viktor & Rolf and Gareth Pugh:
Viktor & Rolf
The use of a drawbridge was not exclusive to the Viktor & Rolf show. Chanel’s runway also needed the extra protection. It seems that Lagerfeld channeled Werther de Goethe from Michael Moorcock’s science fiction trilogy, The Dancers at the End of Time: with a twist of his ring he conjured up a foreboding, volcanic fashionscape that suited his dark mood.
The tie stain:
Other favorite looks from Junya Watanabe, Thakoon and Valentino: