The weirdest runway fashions of 2012
Couture creations got more than a little crazy this past year.
We here at the Simply Chic blog aren’t above going a little “Simply Freak” sometimes, and the NY Daily News has a piece out that fits that mood perfectly. They’ve compiled a wild and wonderful collection of some of the kookiest creations to creep down a catwalk in the past year.
Check out their gallery and revel in weird designs whose wow factor is likely only surpassed by their price tags. Our freaky faves include a Baroque-style carved wooden dress (wouldn’t want to sit down in that), an oversized heart face mask by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, and a “bejeweled bondage” gas mask from Chinese fashion house She Guang Hu. Some of the looks are gorgeously surreal – we’re digging the butterfly and autumn leaves accessories from Giambattista Valli and the stunning verdant vision from Lady Gaga fave Fyodor Golan.
Tell us: Is this fashion, performance art, silly designer indulgence, or all of the above?
Photos: Courtesy of NY Daily News; AFP Photo: Carl Court/Leon Neal/Yasuyoshi Chiba
avant-garde fashion is great!!! Most are just for show, but some daring people will wear them beside horrible celebs like Nick and Gag-a.
Who wants to see a boring fashion show like Michael Kors.
beauty tips and style advice
Controversial.... Or empowering?
These jeans aren't just distressed; they're destroyed — and all the cooler for it. They're also the perfect way to make a basic T-shirt feel totally wild.
Good news for your feet: Sneakers are everywhere this fall. Fashion insiders and celebs alike are sporting athletic shoes with their chicest outfits, making them an essential fall fashion trend. With an abundance of styles in stores right now, it might seem daunting to find the pair that’s right for you. We handpicked the 35 best sneaker styles to try.
We’re just going to say it: Ankle boots might be are our favorite type of boots. They’re tough like classic motos when paired with skinny jeans or leather pants. But they also work in place of fussy heels with a flared skirt or cocktail dress for an unexpected downtown-cool vibe. And, let’s be honest, the ankle height just feels more relaxed and comfortable. Never mind that booties take up way less room in your closet too. Wait. Do you know what that means? You can buy more than just one pair this fall—especially since ankle boots come in so many styles, shapes, colors, heel heights, and price points. So check out these 20 booties for fall.
Fall just gives us the warm fuzzies—and not because of the turning of the leaves, football games, or the excuse to eat pumpkin-flavored everything. We can finally wear our very best coats incorporating the newest fashion trends (and there are so many options out there). So make the most of this wonderful time—before the puffy-jacket-required winter rears its blustery head—with these 15 coat and jacket picks for all budgets.
As beauty editors, we thought we had heard (and made!) every hairstyling mistake out there. We no longer use uncoated elastics or rough up our hair with a towel when we get out of the shower, and we even fully embrace the benefits of hair masks. But during a visit with Herbal Essences celebrity stylist Charles Baker Strahan, we learned some new, seriously next-level tips. Read on for better hair days ahead.