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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.

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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.

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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


 
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Jan 11, 2013 6:37AM
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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
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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!!
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