It's all very well and good to see a runway show that's, well, a show, but oftentimes it's hard to imagine actually wearing any of those dramatically styled show pieces, as much fun as they are to watch go down the runway. Not so at Wayne's Spring/Summer 2011 show. Every look that came down the runway was wearable, even comfortable, and tailor made for that super cool downtown girl who's got lots of tattoos (Wayne's models were temporarily tattooed with vines snaking up their arms) and probably rides a motorcycle.
According to her line sheet, Wayne Lee thinks of her SS 2011 girl as Pris, the Replicant, Daryl Hannah's character in Blade Runner, because she's "smart, strong and dangerous, yet also a delicate and vulnerable flower." Thankfully Wayne's girls didn't have Hannah's horrible hair from Blade Runner, but the skin-tight sexy-torn mesh part fits. The collection was layered and sporty (you know, because Pris needs to be able to kick some ass): There were mesh tops over spider-webby black lace racer-back tanks, athletic shorts in leather and silk prints, zip-up hoodies, and some seriously ass-kicking lace-up bike pants in leather and rayon. But just because the collection tended towards the black, tight, and ass-kicky, doesn't mean there weren't some pretty moments too. The finale look, a black vest top paired with a long split-front skirt with a train was simply elegant.
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