White Drama

At the Musee Galliera they are showcasing duo exhibits which are honoring both Rei Kawakubo and Master of Couture Cristobal Balenciaga. The exhibition for Rei Kawakubo is displaying her latest creations, her Spring/Summer 2012 collection for Comme Des Garcons entitled 'White Drama', the director of the museum Olivier Saillard stated that "It is probably a world first to exhibit a whole collection that is so recent, and not a retrospective".
For Comme des Garçons Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Rei Kawakubo created an entire collection of white garments, which to me evoked the feeling of purity and the beginning of a woman's life into marriage. Each garment created an exaggerated silhouette, which gave the illusion that certain parts of the models were larger than they actually were. Certain garments were adorned in tulle and lace flowers, which were placed around the cuffs and the shoulders of the garments, used as veils to cover the models faces and cocoon the body.

Dion Lee Autumn/Winter 2012

Architecturally constructed, geometric silhouettes, innovative designs, three phrases that sum up Dion Lee's debut collection at London Fashion Week. From sheer dresses to well tailored jackets Dion Lee definitely  showed he knows how to construct clothes. The collection to me evoked the feeling of modern minimalism, as he chose to add his own distinct style as opposed to sticking to the typical elements used in minimalistic collections. He used new fabrics, prints (Although quite discreet they were still prominent in the collection) and modern silhouettes. After this collection I am quite certain that the international fashion industry will be welcoming him in with open arms. 

Helmut Lang Autumn/Winter 2012

 Inspired by the Russian vampire film 'Night Watchers' the husband and wife duo Nicole and Micheal Colovos of Helmut Lang presented a collection consisting primarily of black tailored garments. Asymmetrical  black leather jackets, were paired with dark denim jeans and a pair of killer thigh high boots, which enhanced the overall power of the look and the woman wearing it. As the collection moved forward models presented looks that had oxblood splattered prints and oversized chunky scarves which seemed to be being used as Armour and protection. The clothes to me represented power and the art of seduction, which referenced back to the inspiration of collection, Vampires, as they are known of course for thier power and ability to seduce/dominate this collection perfectly perceives those traits.