THE DESIGN DUO TAKES A WILD RIDE INTO FUTURISTIC FASHION
When the first model steps on to the runway wearing a see-through space helmet, you know what’s coming is not so much ready-to-wear as I-wish-I-could-wear-that. I saw their Fall 2012 show, and I was hooked. When I saw that they were showing again this season, I had to see it.
This husband and wife duo live to experiment, with color, texture, pattern, design, you name it. This season, they looked into the future, well into the future, for inspiration. The result was a bright, shiny, highly structured and very young collection.
It’s hard to pick out individual pieces, each one was a work of art all its own. There was the see-through fishtail dress, the body suit for which the phrase “body hugging” was invented, dresses that were so structured, they seemed made for inter-galactic cocktails or a red carpet on Mars.
The collection ticked all the Falguni & Shane Peacock boxes. Beading, beading, beading? Check. Use of out-there materials, like hip-enhancing plexiglass? Check. Exotic embellishments? Check. Its own unique brand of glamour? You’ll need to check that one twice.
Sometimes I have to remind myself that not every piece that comes down the runway is for me to consider wearing, but I can still consider its merits as fashion. I am allowed to be a fan of things I couldn’t wear, not even in my wildest dreams. Sometimes, it’s just fashion as theatre. And with Falguni & Shane Peacock, it’s jaw-dropping drama. I can’t wait for next season.
To see video of the Falguni & Shane Peacock Spring/Summer 2013 Mercedes-Benz NYFW runway presentation click below