Best shows from PFW FW17 Day 5: Mugler and Vivienne Westwood
It's a cold and wet Saturday in Paris, but luckily the clothes on the runway were full of energy and gutsy gumption. David Koma paraded intergalactic glamour at Mugler whilst designer Andreas Kronthaler reminded us, once again, why Vivienne Westwood is the queen of eclectic punk. Listen to the audio review by editor-in-chief Norman Tan as you scroll through the gallery of runway images.
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MUGLER: INTERGALACTIC GLAMOUR
Designer: David Koma
Synopsis: Star Trek fans, rejoice! For fall/winter 2017, designer David Koma looked heavenwards to deliver an intergalactic interpretation of the maison's iconic peaked shoulder silhouette. Cast in vibrant hues of acid green, meteoric orange and tonic blue, Koma sent out models with slicked back hair, sporting short dresses with star motif embroidery and cut-outs; a dramatic leather coat with gorgeous plissé detailing; as well as evening pieces in shimmering lurex plissé (Koma loves his pleats), stepping out to George Michael's I Want Your Sex. But it was a backless mustard yellow top (with a star brooch on the left chest) paired with black trousers, that had everyone mouthing, "Beam me up, Scotty!"
ANDREAS KRONTHALER FOR VIVIENNE WESTWOOD: PAINT JOB
Designer: Andreas Kronthaler
Synopsis: Held in one of the oval salons of the InterContinental Paris Le Grand - a giant chandelier hanging above the circular runway bordered by ornate walls - Andreas Kronthaler, long-time partner of Vivienne Westwood, unveiled a paint-splattered collection as a stark contrast to the show's old world décor. A whole year has past since Kronthaler has taken over the main design post of his wife's namesake brand, and for fall/winter 2017, it was what we have come to expect from anything Vivienne Westwood: An eclectic clash of prints and patterns, all heavily layered and styled with a punk sensibility. Favourites included those super oversized blazers proposed as coats (especially the one in a chocolate and camel check); the military rigor of a men's double-breasted suit worn with a drawstring parka; that red jacquard curtain dress with metallic gold ruffled hems; and another for the boys, a sartorial ensemble of a purple floral shirt, tucked into peach-coloured high-waisted trousers, finished with a wide-lapel coat in midnight blue.
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