DENNIS LYNGSØ is telling us a convincing yet dark story for Spring 2012. The cuts shown were sharp, avant-garde and complementing the female shapes. Tones were kept in black and subtle colours – except for a misplaced and kind of where-did-that-come-from purse showing the Danish flag in red and white. A nationalistic comment, what do I know?
Anyhow, the styles of the collection showed a cohesiveness, but there where some aspects of the styling I didn’t find too flattering for the garments. One thing was the overdone fuzzy hair and another was the fact that the shoes where impossible for the models to walk in. I don’t get why designers will risk models falling and walking unsteadily, because it really does affect where your focus is during the show. I must say, that some elements like the fur collar and the dress with the accentuated hips did make my thoughts wander vaguely off to some details previously shown at Alexander McQueen, of course a totally different calibre – but hey, maybe that’s just me.
In spite of all, you must say Dennis Lyngsø managed to create an impressive collection and we can’t wait to see what his skilled hands will compose for next fall.
The By Malene Birger Show was a biggie. Of cause this too was delayed because of the other shows delaying. You almost learn how it is a must to be late, in a hurry and well, you do get to feel that “can’t wait for what the next one will be showing and it can’t happen fast enough”.
And Malene Birger showed us something. Actually 65 styles in total – don’t know if this was counting the numerous pailliet dresses finishing of the show with a glam-glittering-glory-final.
However only after having outlined the essence of who the Malene Birger woman is. Classical. Tone-in tone. Tailored. Strong but playful. And ageless. Details were dominated by shadowy big scarlett hats together with the most hyped jewelry of this season, namely the metal cuffs. I can’t blame the stylists who have become suckers for them. We too have. The arm-ear-neck-and-so-on-cuffs do seem to emphasize the miminalistic and futuristic elements complimenting almost every stylings we’ve seen.
All in all a GRAND show and experience leaving us thirsting for becoming something that will one day allow us to wear does lovely variations of suits everyday.