Don't hang the velveteen rabbit
I am all for pale faces, dark fabrics, and abnormally bony legs paired with with blood red lips under velvet hoods in the style of Anne Rice’s monsters (I am an old school 18th century vampires kind of girl). In saying this, a designer emerging out of New York has gained my attention.
Mandy Coon, a New York DJ-turned-fashion-designer got a lot of coverage this past season. From Elle to Interview magazine, her designs generated buzz even before her initial Spring 2010 collection came out. Yet, her Fall 2010 collection is what Im raging about instead.
Compared to her Spring work, there is a lack of colour and prints. Yet, due to the extensive use of fabrics and detail the collection does not lack variation. Little elegant black and beige dresses and sexy suits are contrasted with heavy metal chainmail and leather shirts. These are worn with knitted scarves and very adorable velvet coats with a little golden glitter here and there.
As far as the accessories go the velveteen rabbit bag (that reminds me a bit of Giles Deacon’s dinosaur gone over to the dark side) makes me think “Don’t hang the rabbit! Unless you hang it on Jamie Bochart’s skinny white hands.”
Posted by Johanna Pikver