“All mankind is divided into three classes: Those that are immovable, those are movable, and those that move.” Benjamin Franklin
Perpetual motion was the modern take on the 2 century old muse statement & that vision was realized in a series of pieces that at times seemed Gothic, at times Toulouse Lautrec, & at other times referential to 80′s futuristic designers like Mugler & Montana. Each piece, however, was quintessential “Tout Va” & the preceding was merely observation & not meant to be criticism. Quite the contrary. This collection was fanciful exploration of a theme that was the embodiment of what the Haute Couture ought to be.
The motion wasn’t always the physical interpretation. Color was used to move the eye around & the various inspirational reference points served to move the observer’s mind as well. Even the clear structures that served to build dimension moved the hand up off the surface when worn. In a word… “moving”… only kidding… a better word: ”Brilliant”
The show concluded with a fun exploration of movement of a different type. When two models of the two genders walked out wearing the exact same outfit, one was left to wonder… might Haute Couture be able to move to include both men & women in it’s target client base? Here’s one observer that hopes so!
-R. Scott French
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