Our second Runway Challenge for the 2014 Colour of Couture Top Model Competition was to style a look inspired by the Thom Browne Spring 2014 collection.
In what was considered possibly “the creepiest” show from NY Fashion Week yet, Browne’s RL designs were displayed on a runway as cold and sterile as a mental hospital complete with surreal “nurses” and “mental patients”. Browne mixed this macabre ambience with a one of a kind blend of Baroque (all white, ruffled collars, exaggerated shoulders) with an almost 1940’s sensibility (bobby socks, snoods, pencil skirts). These elements combined with Browne’s idea of putting a “clown” on the runway (he had never seen one in real life), inspired one of the most talked about collections of the season.
While styling my interpretation of this collection, I focused on the themes of Baroque, tones of white, and the idea of being caged and somewhat deranged. All 14 contestants excelled at this styling and it was a show to remember!
Jacket: Diram “Brigitte” bolero in White
Skirt: .Shi “Envel Plaid Skirt” in White Leather
Corset: Nomine StEaMpUnKt – Cloisonne bone corset (Vintage)
Hair: Diram “Miley” Hair and Cage”
Gloves: Adam & Eve Opera Gloves for SLink
Shoes: N1CO “Zoe” latex boots
Makeup: Columbine Blue Powdered w/tear (Dark) by Miss Shippe’s Studio
Pose: Slouch Poses