Tomas Maier’s Fall Winter collection for Bottega Veneta explored updated classic silhouettes with modern details, fully representative of his French and Italian roots.
SUPERHEROS: SUBLIME SARTORIAL SELECTIONS
Superheroes appeared all over the catwalks for the AW’12 season. Perhaps the incessant banter of the impending doomsday this December (according to the Ancient Mayans) motivated designers to provide sartorial options befit of superheroes -those that save and protect the world. Gareth Pugh showed a collection with capes and high angular collars that would clearly summon the savior of Gotham City. At Givenchy, Riccardo Tisci’s skin-tight leather looks seemed as if they came from Catwoman’s personal arsenal of habiliments. Even the quirky Jeremy Scott gave a nod to the beloved Rainbow Brite with a fox fur chubby dyed in every color of the rainbow. In case the supposed doomsday involves the arrival of another Ice Age, Nicola Formichetti and Sébastien Peigné at Mugler showcased snow warriors: their arms and faces covered in snowy-white armor. Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen had her models don capes, oversized visors and belts that were also apropos come an impending snowstorm. At Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquiere presented a collection of futuristic and intergalactic looks surely to electrify Storm’s sartorial circuits. Whichever superhero look you choose this winter, be sure to wear it with aplomb and ferocity.
edited and written by Michael Costa