February 13, 2000
The first outfit was a tiny minidress with a metallic lace top that covered the model's face. Her hand was linked to her feet with miles of gold chainsshe did a good job making it to the end of the runway in all that armor. Outfit No. 2 was another miniscule dress with a giant hood decorated with porcupine quills. You get the picture. Polish-born Arkadius, in his second season, makes mad, mad clothesthe kind you come to London to see. Along with the arty insanity there were some fabulous ideas such as the foam dress, which made its wearer look as though she were an elegant mushroom; and the sweater with foam arms, which created the weird impression that the model had four arms. On a more practical note, Arkadius had one heavenly cream coat that combined wool and fur. Fur as fabric is the trendiest texture for next season. You saw it here first.