September 05, 2008
There's something fun about watching the likes of Chanel Iman, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Hye Park get unabashedly sexed up and stomp down the runway in big hair and even more towering stilettos. Showing to an audience that included Mary-Kate Olsen, Rock & Republic asked the models to work it for a full 54 looks today. A series of super-short bandage dresses that had been partied up with a ruffle here, some ruching there was followed by second-skin jeans ("skinny bitch," as they were called in the program notes, and they certainly looked like the latter to put on). These were topped off with rock-ready blazers and shiny tops. The take-no-prisoners attitude it requires to pull off clothes like these is an admirable quality in its own right.