Yes, the fashion runways have seen it all. From couture to ready-to-wear, the fashion world has ogled the fascinating, and oh-so-magical designs that only the most creative and outstanding designers can offer.
Honestly, though, I don’t know how designers can consider their pieces ready-to-wear when I can’t even imagine a time when I’d be actually ready to wear them! I’ve seen pieces that would beg the question, “Who would actually wear that?” Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, maybe?
Crazy can be a good thing, even in the world of fashion. But there’s, to borrow that Star Trek line, boldly going where no man has gone before, and then there’s being quite literally out of this world.
Everybody knows Alexander McQueen. I mean, how can you not? Just look at his pieces–definitely over the top, theatrical, and, surprisingly, loved by everybody! But can you actually wear any of the pieces the 2013 Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter collection to a party, perhaps?
Try wearing any of them to prom and you’d be nominated in an entirely different category from Prom Queen.
Ever heard the phrase “mad as a hatter”? Philip Treacy is just that. He is considered one of the best accessory designers in the world and he has worked with McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld, and Valentino, among other glorious names in the fashion industry. His hats go from very glamorous and sophisticated to out of this world and “What-is-up-with-that?!” Very much like McQueen, Treacy has gained the respects of the likes of Prince Charles and other royalties.
Trivia: His hats were used at the Harry Potter movies, while 36 of his creations were used at the Prince William and Kate Middleton nuptials. Now that’s classy with a twist.
This designer has a fascination for the surreal. Nothing about his clothes screams normal. They are all such outlandish pieces that only truly eccentric human beings can possibly pull off these looks. Gareth Pugh exceeds the standards of the idiosyncratic and sometimes reaches the point of inexplicability. I mean, just look at those pieces! I don’t know how I could possibly pull that off. Can you?
Then again, the world of fashion is beyond words. To the best designers, clothes are living and breathing pieces of art that must be appreciated and understood. And, hey, fashion is also highly subjective, so feel free to wear any of the pieces in the collections featured above if you actually have the desire to wear them–and if you can actually afford them!