“We wanted to show a more focused collection and the zodiacs miraculously made sense,” said the designers behind avant-garde label ThreeASFOUR, who dedicated their new collection to the (almost expectedly) esoteric theme of the signs. “But there was something missing, so we dug further and discovered that there was a recently announced 13th sign that was tucked away for the past 2000 years since it was not in accord with the Gregorian calendar.” This missing sign became the centerpiece of their show, a presentation based on the Hindu Puja ceremony that read more as 90’s-styled performance art than a clothes-centered delivery.
The 13 looks in the collection were each inspired by a sign and worn by a girl who embodied it–a turquoise cut-out dress with iridescent shells attached was made for Pisces and an oversized, asymmetrical cream coat embroidered with mirrors represented the undiscovered sign, Ophiuchus. The clothes were mystical, a little out there, and as we’ve come to expect with ThreeASFOUR, experimental, but not beyond the possibility of being worn. “The collection translated the offness of the 13th sign,” admit the designers.