After lounging around most of the day marathoning old episodes of Sons of Anarchy, I was due for a laugh. Not to say the Jax Teller story isn’t entertaining, it’s just perhaps not as light-hearted as Undercover and the Spring 2015 Collection that is a bit coo-coo. After all, I LIVE for coo-coo fashion, it’s what makes the fashion world spin round. The glue that holds it all together. And, while this collection is gorgeous in its own right, there are some looks that I guaranteed will have you a:) confused B:) chuckle!
The collection has a few running themes, the largest being a black swan. There is a large selection of all-black ensembles paired with (quite) beautiful black angel wings. They remind me of season 2 American Horror Story Asylum with the angel of death. Albeit, they’re definitely made much cheerier than you would imagine by pairing them with 60’s house dresses made of Spring-y pastels.
Actually, on second thought – screw the 60’s housewife. These gowns both hail from the Scarlet O’Hara era, and suddenly I can’t stop thinking of Rhett Butler and ‘Frankly my dear, I do not give a damn’ – aka, the one-line dumping phrase we’ll never EVER forget. Luckily for the model though, there is no harsh breakup happening. Instead, everything is gorgeous – from the decorative headpiece to the embellished flats on her feet.
Interesting that the headpiece reminds me of ballet, such as Swan Lake, because next we’re treated to true ballerina looks. Remember when Laura Flynn Boyle wore a ballerina dress to the Golden Globes, (here)? Well, I think you could call these a bit of an upgrade.
I do find it interesting that the ballerina dresses are finished off with what appears to be lampshades re-purposed as skirts. The feathers are really beautiful though, I must say. Sure, they’re weird in an everyday-fashion kind of way, but should you ever be invited to a Ballerina Ball…I think you’d be crazy to pass those up!
The next series of dresses appear to be inspired by the floral and angel print dresses of Dolce and Gabbana‘s Fall 2013 Collection, except this time the angels are replaced by dinosaurs. I dunno, maybe dinosaurs work for spring? What do you think? 😉
Definitely bizarre are the leg wraps. (I call them leg wraps as I have no idea what they really are?) They appear in a way like flesh, which basically makes the models’ legs look like some anatomy model you’d find in a classroom. I’m not totally opposed to the idea of adorning our legs with something other than tights though. The idea is kind of cool, but they should have gone with a different color.
The inspiration from Dolce and Gabbana continues with royal purple dresses, finished with crowns. Being a bit of a D&G nut myself, I really like these. Besides, purple IS my favorite color. The shoes are more realistic too than the extreme platforms we saw earlier in the show. All in all, I’d say these are the best looks of the collection.
Well, maybe not the sheer blouse with emblems to cover your chest. That’s a bit strange…
Speaking of strange, I bring you some of the most bizarre looks I have EVER seen. Aside from being completely unsure that glasses physically can support the weight of Eagle’s wings, I have to wonder just why you would want a pair of wings coming out of your eyeballs. What was so wrong with the usual placement of the wings on the shoulders? Why do we need to reinvent the complete idea of wings as an extension of your arms?
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS? I must know.
Whatever the reason, I do wish the clothes were better. Unfortunately, what we have are decorative peasant dresses. The jackets, I can deal with though. Sure there are things I wish I could change about them, but given what we’re working with underneath (not to mention coming out of the head), they’re pretty great!
The show closed with a selection of little black dresses that are really great! It’s almost like the show’s producers were like okay, look at these. See? We’re not totally out of our minds.
The angel wings are back in place to complete the look of a Black Swan and everything closes out on a high note. It’s a nice conclusion to an all-around bizarre show.
But you’re loving this right? Because I totally am. Like I said, cooky fashion makes the world spin round. When someone stands upon fashion’s biggest stage Paris Fashion Week, and hails dinosaur prints as high fashion…you can’t help but LOVE it! Odd duck designs like like these anchor us, as if to say stop taking fashion so seriously. In the end, they’re just clothes..right? Thank you Undercover for a dazzling, albeit it weird, Spring 2015 Collection!
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