Samuel Butler, the Victorian-era author, stated
“The one serious conviction that a man should have
is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.”
(images from fashionising):
Such is the design philosophy of British fashion creative
Louise Gray and refreshingly so.
The message on the runway wall stated
and the collection certainly followed the directive.
True to her whimsical and playful aesthetics
Ms. Gray presented an a/w 2013 collection that is
pure fashion fun of the quirkiest kind:
kaleidoscopic colours, a delightful mishmash of patterns, zany accessories.
The clothing has a vibe of
anything and everything goes-
the extreme, yet with hints of the norm.
The accent items elevates the madcap to new levels:
loo roll jewellery: pins and rings
an inflatable pillow broach
earrings and bangles of great proportion
psychedelic patterned boots
hair styled on rollers
hats made out of bin bags,
designed by milliner Stephen Jones.
The models were styled from
head to toe in cartoonish humour.
There were readily wearable pieces-
collectively for the fearless
individually for the feint of heart.
Fashion should be fun,
a bit of escapism …
Ms. Gray, thanks for the reminder.
View the runway show