The runway shows got off to a great start with the fun and colorful Modern Gypsy collection for Modavia Fashion Week. I love Micah Kanto’s design aesthetic – which gives us new and innovative shapes, bold colors and forms while remaining versatile and wearable. Muuuuahhh!
Gasqhe was new to me and an exciting discovery. I described Karija Azalee’s textures as Cezanne on acid and she didn’t take offense so that’s how I will go with trying to describe them. Truly, these are see to believe textures as complex and multi-layered as a nebula. The sculpts have bold geometry that make the clothing true show pieces. My favorite are the towering gowns with long sleeves and the most amazing fabric that makes me think of artists in garrets. Speaking of garrets, her store is closed for the moment, so you simply must pop over to Modavia to pick up these gowns from the booth. Gasqhe designs are fashion forward haute design but very affordable as well. So if you want to be totally a la page – pop over and pick up one of these wonders.
Violator’s designs are always inspired by dangerous visions that combine romance, beauty and peril – and whips! This is the design house for the fashion forward Heathcliff and a Cathy without inhibitions.
SYS was next with a collection that was instantly recognizable as theirs while being innovative and adventurous. The color palette was mostly black with what I think we should just name SYS Blue. It’s their color and they are going to keep it. I love the honeycombed dress. It was hypnotic and mesmerizing. I also loved the “porcupine” dress in a dark SYS Blue. The gold shredded top and pants are amazing. I love that it’s 2011 and I can wear clothing that I predict will be current and stylish in 2111.
Last was Boudoir – a design house known for experimental designs and quirky humor. The clothing names were funny and added to the delight of the collection. From a dress that looked like Audrey to one of the most romantic dresses ever, from a lickable chocolate dress to a woman with her “constant companion” they uniting theme was exploration and humor.
And now, I can’t wait until tomorrow.