The emotion in this collection is palpable. The way the clothes were worn- disheveled, haphazardly draped off a shoulder- told a story of a woman who has been through something. The models' wet hair and dramatic makeup only perpetuated this story. Skirts were deconstructed and asymmetrical at the hem with many layered over a button-up shirt; all were cinched at the waist with a wide belt, as were coats. Chunky lug-sole shoes grounded the looks.
Understated glamour seemed to be the theme of last night's Academy Awards. My picks for best dressed are: Anne Hathaway in a pale blush Prada column, Amy Adams in a frothy ice blue Oscar de la Renta gown, Charlize Theron in sleek Dior Haute Couture, Jessica Chastain in custom Armani, Jennifer Lawrence in elegant Dior Haute Couture (complete with a delicate backwards necklace- love), and Samantha Barks in plunging navy Valentino.
Honourable mentions to Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen, Halle Berry in Versace and Jennifer Aniston in Valentino Couture.
Tom Ford's f/w 2013 collection was the definition of OTT. If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that I'm more drawn to a minimalist aesthetic but these clothes were maximalist to the hilt and they were sublime. There were bomber jackets emblazoned with stars the likes of which you would see in a superhero comic book, lace tops paired with floral sequin skirts worn with intricately-embroidered knee high boots, biker fringe, woven graphic prints; it was a veritable feast for the eyes.