In Photos: NADA Fall 2009 at LG Fashion Week
There were some designers who tried different things for the fall 2009 collections. NADA was one of them. Instead of the usual feminine looks she went darker and edgier with very successful results. It was a gothic rock n roll fantasy complete with a soundtrack put together by Fritz Helder. When someone brings me back to my 90s obsession with Nine Inch Nails by playing Closer, I'm pretty much in love.
The majority of the collection was black, but there were some great burgundy, mauve and cream pieces that provided a little reprise from the darkness. Skinny pants were the standard wetting my increasing appetite for leather pants and shiny black leggings.
The collection played with variations in texture. The slickness of the pants was contrasted with textured jackets that incorporated patterns, weaving, animal hair or knit elements. There was also paneling inserted into pieces that played on the contrast of fabrics. The finale, a gothic wedding dream, was a take on Victorian fashion and included a massive bustle.
The styling was impeccable. The choice of jewellery was to die for. Many people I talked to after the show all mentioned the jewellery. The fringe boot which has been building as a trend in fashion for the last few seasons made an appearance. It was a styling element but fit the mood of the collection. The models makeup with pale faces, white eyebrows and red black lips was the cherry on top of this Gothic sunday.
This collection has pushed me over the edge; I'm a total NADA fan instead of mildly interested observer. The recession has done some good and that designers are pushing the creative envelope and trying new things.
All photos by Perry Ge