Beginning with fur and ending with feathers, designers Peachoo Datwani and Roy Krejberg skillfully created a cohesive yet wide-ranging Fall 2012 collection.
Wearing plush outerwear and zippered leather, models took to the runway in flat boots and wrapped ponytails. Dark hoods, elbow-length gloves and quasi-capes were paired with floor length dresses. Even as the gowns transitioned into glitzier bodices, the silhouettes remained sleek. However, interrupting this pattern were massive spiked, feathered structures worn over the customary streamlined gowns. These round feather cages concealed the model’s entire upper body, an imaginative contrast to the previous pulled-back hair. In shades of grey, white and black, the structures juxtaposed the human form with avian qualities. Though not as wearable as the rest of the collection, the sight of the feathers drew an audible gasp from the audience (and everyone immediately raised their iPhones and cameras). The show’s creative conclusion prompted a sense of narrative, making the collection certainly memorable.