Loading...
Simply Chic Simply Chic Blog Home

The weirdest runway fashions of 2012

Couture creations got more than a little crazy this past year.

By Shannon McCarthy Dec 29, 2012 12:16AM

Photo: Runway fashion // NY Daily NewsWe 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.

Related: Totally wearable fall and winter fashion trends

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.

Related: Browse Neiman Marcus the easy way on Bing

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


 
2Comments
Jan 11, 2013 6:37AM
avatar

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.

Dec 29, 2012 1:38AM
avatar
I think of it as "Performance Art" - Not for people in the "real world, but for fantasy silliness, why not?  I think of it as a sort of "freak show" with really thin people wearing the costumes!  And I don't have to feel bad about not making enuf money to buy any of them, because EVEN if I HAD the money I wouldn't!!
Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?

beauty tips and style advice

  • Model

    Swimwear company apologies for drastic photoshopping of size 8 model

    "Unfortunately like most magazines, media and images you see on here, the girls have been retouched to look, taller, thinner ... all to see a product."

  • g1

    10 fall pieces you should be buying—and wearing—right now

    The redeeming factor of summer, sadly, not being endless? New seasons require a different wardrobe, and there’s no time like the present to start your fall shopping. With autumn creeping up, I already know the boots and sweaters I’ll be heaving out of the stuffed containers under my bed that I think of fondly as my second closet…but there’s always room for fresh blood. I quizzed Shopbop’s fashion director, Elle Strauss, for help with getting the best strategy in place. Herewith, the 10 pieces she suggests picking up now (plus chic ideas for how to start incorporating them into your current closet).

  • Courtesy of the Company // Courtesy of the Company

    10 drugstore beauty classics you should absolutely own

    These products are so great they’ve attained cult status among beauty insiders—yet you can find them just about anywhere without blowing your budget.

  • Courtesy of Retailers

    Your ultimate fall shoe guide!

    Those awesome back-to-school outfits are begging for some killer kicks! Strut down the hallway in fall's hottest shoe trends.

  • Getty Images // Magazine

    4 makeup tricks from celebs who look better than ever

    These stars don't sleep in a hyperbaric chamber (that we know of), yet they seem to look better with each passing year. That's because somewhere along the way, they discovered a few signature makeup tricks that make all the difference. Steal some of their game-changing moves.

  • Courtesy of the Company // Courtesy of the Company

    69 fall shoes under $100

    Your closet update just got way easier. Sneakers, heels, boots, flats—we've got it all covered.

follow us
follow us follow us on facebook follow us on pinterest follow us on twitter
buzzing now on msn living
Loading...
about our blog contributors
Loading...
style videos
editor's picks
Loading...