August 20 2014

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designers look inward (literally) for spring


Need a dose of the macabre in time for Halloween? Look no further than the runways (click for slideshow), where designers took inspiration from the body—bones, musculature, and even the epidermis were fodder for many a Spring frock. Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy based their spliced-and-shredded designs on exoskeletons, while Alexander McQueen’s allover prints evoked X-ray images replete with sutures. Ohne Titel’s Alexa Adams and Flora Gill were influenced by sculptor Naum Gabo’s abstract kinetic body sculptures. “Skeletons harken to the body’s natural structure,” Adams said. “It gives clothes a clarity that feels important in this climate.” Not to be outdone, Christian Lacroix accessorized with oversize necklaces that looked like rib cages. Click here to
bone up further on the trend.

Photo: Marcio Madeira



  1. doczhivago says:

    The runway model’s bones are practically visible themselves, I dont think fake bones are needed. However, I do love A. McQueen.

  2. spexylady says:

    I LOVE this! Now I don’t have to eat like a rabbit to get that boney look!

  3. rere6m says:

    This is SOOO ridiculous
    What a absolute Distasteful, Classless, Mockery of fashion

  4. archipelago says:

    I think this is neither distasteful or ridiculous.
    Some of the designs are gorgeous.
    They will not always be worn by thin models, that is for presenting the pieces. They will be worn by whoever buys them.

  5. coxy says:

    cool especially this dress from Rodarte :)

  6. haircut100 says:

    The skeletal theme really stood out in numerous collections. McQ’s Alien like prints were spooky but spectacular!

  7. matnivlek says:

    Saw a similar leather rib cage one like rodarte long ago at back in their April Australian Fashion Week show

  8. sftrendgirl says:

    Trend de la Creme reported on this last month (and has a great gallery of images):

  9. Fashionesta18 says:

    Loving the Christian Lacroix’s exoskeleton necklaces that the models are sporting down his runway. I won’t be surprised if those necklaces in particular will become a “hot” accessory, next season.

  10. maggielalala says:

    ironic, hilarious. great.

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  12. Shyam says:

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