From "Prettiest Overall" to "Best Bedazzled Lower Leg."
Here comes the bride(s)...
COPENHAGEN--The Kopenhagen Studio show, one of the standouts of Copenhagen fashion week, saw Kopenhagen Fur, the largest pelt auction house in the world, handpick nine emerging and established international fashion talents to experiment and (hopefully) innovate with their controversial material. First up was red carpet favorite J. Mendel, who drew on fur’s traditional evening wear status to produce a collection of prim and femme pieces that culminated in a floor length, tulle-skirted ballgown paired with a lustrous, outsized fur evening wrap. Next off the mark was Mila Schön whose caramel suiting and black gathered-gossamer dresses lacked the ‘wow’ factor of J Mendel’s work, but showed some novel experimentation with texture. Shaved-back fur was treated into a honeycomb pattern, with large ridges left unshorn down arms and across hips, creating a dramatic, plume effect.
PARIS--This morning the Palais Royal gardens, where Marie Antoinette once frolicked around eating macaroons, were filled with journalists, buyers and giant bubble wrap monsters. This indeed is a suitable scenery for a show by over-the-top, theatrical French label On Aura Tout Vu (French for “You think you’ve seen it all”). Launched in 1998, the Paris-based designer couple likes to use childhood references ranging from Tim Burton movies, to Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are, or Luc Besson’s Chanel 5 Little Red Riding Hood advert. Their last show was a direct reference to Alice in Wonderland, and offered entire dresses made out cards, incorporating various props into the designs. This time, their collection, entitled "Fishing for Compliments," created an underwater universe, oscillating between Life Aquatic and a kitschy "Little Mermaid On Ice": sequins, geometry and much irony punctuated the aqua-tinted show.