First View Paris Womenswear SS2014: Tribal Now

October 2, 2013 by  
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Quite a few designers are stirring the cultural melting pot this season to come up with totally personal and some rather emotional manifests. Africa does it, plain and obvious as well as merged with Asian refinement, American boldness, as well as hippie shaman and Wild West influences. Few want to get rid of the commercial conventions, the notions of what should be beautiful forced onto people. They have the opinion that it paralyses fashion and creates a circle of perpetual style recycling.
This seems to be the moment for change is what Rick canadian pharmacy online Owens exclaims. His fierce models are stepping, a dance conceptualized at colleges by African-American students, fueled with cheerleading, military drill and Zulu influences. These women need to move in clothes that allow maximum motion, laced, slitted and zipped – a cross over of elegance and roughness. Yoga-like dresses and sculpted leather vests have a gladiatorial feel to them.
Givenchy called his inspirations a car crash of Japan and Africa. Obsessed with Madam Grès he sculpted a very romantic and dark collection, which ended up to be ravishingly elegant and beautiful.
Where Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy chooses to please and be artfully lovely, Rick Owens but also Junya Watanabe seem to make an anti-establishment-fashion statement using outsider influences and turn it into a loudly ravishing and impressive message.
Stylespot is a collaboration with Stijlinstituut Amsterdam


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