Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mikhael Kale SS2010 Presentation

I kicked off my fashion week SS2010 show schedule at Mikhael Kale's presentation. Although I don't usually get too into a presentation style showing, this presentation which was held at the Audi Forum presented a great juxtaposition between the collection's futuristic/edgy vibe and the surrounding luxury sports cars. As pedestrians pressed their faces against the floor-to-ceiling windows of the dealership, this kind of voyeuristic aesthetic worked as the models were clad in what looked like the love child of futuristic silhouettes and this kind of Americana biker edge. Incorporating a barrage of chain embroidery, long silk fringes, snake skin and gunmetal sequins, the collection definitely paid homage to the old and new with simultaneous nods to glam rock and space age ambitions. While the entire color palette eschewed a muted/pastel theme, which helped to further contrast with the designer's bold aesthetic, one in particular caught my eye - a sea green silk dress paired with a blue snake skin belt and topped off with a silver silk and sequin jacket was dripping with this urban cool vibe. While I wasn't too familiar with Mikhael Kale before, he's definitely on my radar now.

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