Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Today I attended the Fall 2011 runway show of Limi Feu. I was lucky enough to actually get a seat, where I scoped the place out to see who was in attendance. From where I was sitting I could see Hilary Alexander, Tim Blanks, and a few other people whom you know you recognize, but can't place. Much of the audience was formed from people draped in black, including myself save for a pop of orange lipstick!
As soon as the runway lights went on and house lights dimmed, bagpipe music started to echo throughout the building and models immediately surfaced. Unexpectedly, small scale feminine florals premiered first, but done with a Limi edge, mixed with draped over-layers. The models' hair was electrocuted and wrapped around the tops of their head, with bare paled faces.
My personal favourites included the handful of black asymmetric silk dresses with cut-outs, and the long, stark white shirts paired with an oversized black waistcoat, bare legs and black leather boots. I was laughing inside because I was very close to wearing something similar with my tunic-length white Ann Demeulemeester shirt and black Number Nine vest over top (minus the bare legs! It's a bit too cold for that!)
I was a bit of an idiot and forgot my camera, so I just had my iphone camera. Still images were impossible with the lighting, but I managed to take some video clips and assemble them into this video. Hope you enjoy it!
Wish me luck trying to get into other shows! I tried Gareth Pugh earlier tonight, and in the words of Cher Horowitz, "I was brutally rebuffed". I'm really hoping the fashion gods will be on my side tomorrow because it's Ann Demeulemeester and Rick Owens and I think I might die if I can't get in.
update:::::follow-up post to come with pictures from my twitter friend/fashion show savior Judith!