Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Geoffrey Mac F/W 2012: Rockn' Roll Mod!

Reminiscent of Paco Rabanne's avant-garde designs and Pierre Cardin's fearless use of colors, Geoffrey Mac's Fall/Winter 2012 collection was a gorgeous combination of hard-edge rocker, beautiful mod, and feminine baby-doll silhouettes all combined with visually stunning colors and modern textile. This collection was a perfect marriage of vintage inspiration modernized through the creative vision of the designer. Visually stunning colors of teal, blue, crimson, black, yellow, and khaki produce such a wonderful glam rock story.
Throughout the collection, leather, silk, and wool were the dominant figures on the runway. I found it so intriguing how skillfully the designer combined such a hard texture like leather with silk and produce a beautiful work of art that's both strong and feminine.
Great examples of the well executed juxtaposition of strength and femininity are the figure flattering leather dresses complimented by the cropped leather jackets with the amazing shoulder details, and the baby doll dresses with leather trims and detailing. What I enjoyed most was that each piece whether worn separate or accented with an accessory or jacket, still made a stunning impact by itself.
One can't help but recall the days when David Bowie took stage in his skin tight, colorful, rock n roll ensembles and the crowd overcome with frenzy falling to their knees in tears. Geoffrey Mac's F/W 2012 strikes that cord of being daring yet so amazing it takes one's breath away.
I do look forward to seeing the evolution of the designer and what other avenues and experiences may inspire his future collections, but one thing is certain I know that none will ever be expected or boring- somehow I have a feeling that any collection to follow will be just as attention grabbing and visually climactic.

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