Posts Tagged ‘spring 2010 ready to wear’
I saved the weirdest and wildest for last! Alexander McQueen’s show is definitely weird and wild, with a panoply of sci-fi and fantasy imagery. Based on the legend of Plato’s Atlantis, McQueen’s collection imagines humans returning to the ocean and re-adapting to the ecosystem. It’s basically the premise behind Waterworld, but McQueen blows it out of the water with his awesomeness. See the evidence after the break:
The sword and sandal sub-genre is all the rage in the collection by Rodarte(Kate and Laura Mulleavy). From tribal tattoos to leather lacing, the show screams “ancient warrior woman” a la Xena and Red Sonja. With the help of dry ice mist and an unearthly green light, Rodarte transforms the runway into a fantasy world of witches, warriors, and apocalyptic wonder. There are glimpses of both Highlander and Mad Max in the mix as well:
Gareth Pugh’s show is space-age goth, with everything from zany headdresses to shiny sci-fi garb. It invokes several genre giants, from Tim Burton to Star Trek, and even gives an unintentional ode to Silent Hill: the headdress on the model above reminds me of a tiny Pyramid Head with wings. One outfit looked inspired by the Romulans in Star Trek: Next Generation:
Partially inspired by the Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In, Jonathan Saunders’s collection is pale and muted with pops of vibrant color. None of the film’s darkness is encapsulated in the collection, but the whiteness of the snowy landscape and the paleness of both vampire and human is captured perfectly. The makeup and hair of the models is simple and reminiscent of the main characters of the movie:
Apocalyptic sci-fi and gothic romance made big splashes in this year’s Spring 2010 Ready To Wear fashion shows. From Gucci to Versace, designers gleaned inspiration from fantasy, horror, and apocalyptic sci-fi to create beautiful and otherworldly pieces. This week, I’ll be counting down my Favorite 5 Fashion Shows and how their looks intersect with science fiction and fantasy.
And who knows: maybe the fashion of today will become a staple of the science fiction of tomorrow!
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