“Imitation of Christ.”


So here i am again, doing what i could call one of the best pleasures of my life. New York Fashion Week (MBFW) by now has concluded and London is getting dressed up in a sassy way to walk down the catwalk. While that happens I’ll be writing what I loved and when I say (or write in this case) L O V E D, I mean it. So to start with New York, we saw the revival of Imitation of Christ after Tara Subkoff decided to call it Imitation, two seasons ago, presented a collection that echoed inside of my head for quite a while creating a dilemma on if I liked it or if I did not. The conclusion of that dilemma is quite, if not entirely, obvious. Everything reminds me of the Lisbon sisters (The Virgin Suicides/one of my favorite movies), how they would look if they were to get married (recalling the theme and the setting of the show and the collection) or how they would look if they were going to another homecoming dance (if it weren’t for their first tragic prom dance). Nostalgia was everywhere, it was as if nostalgia had pooped in that room. Yes, but that nostalgia was mixed with a little bit of commotion and awkwardness, since Lydia Hearts got married for real, in a pretty white lace dress with an organza peplum that seemed to appear ghostly fading from the bodice of the dress. The dresses were build in such an artsy way that tears of happiness could possibly run down the cheeks of any skeptic human being. Most of them beautifully crafted, re-creating that 1920’s affair that never went away during the mid 50’s to the mid 60’s. Lace was a key part of the whole collection, worked in so many ways, dyed here, with appliqués there, with embellishments above that, attached here, there… There was this dress (second look on the third picture here) which instantly caught my breath, fully worked in antique lace re-worked (I believe) with pink lace poppy's attached down the right shoulder, waist and down the skirt, with hand-cut strings of lace hanging down the left shoulder, that to me entirely captured the nostalgic memorabilia of prom dances from the 60’s, the Lisbon sister, 1920’s ladies, Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, and Carrie (not Bradshaw). And those were quite a few things that came to my mind after I finished watching the whole collection. Other details were sequins, pleats, and gorgeous prints. Birds are flying. Amazing collection.


All Pictures from Style dot Com.

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