Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Dr Dre's Still D.R.E. heralded Twenty Seven Names' return to the NZ Fashion Week runway. First out on the runway was a beige blazer with sleeves pushed up over the elbows, lending a Miami Vice twist to the current sea of oversized black blazers seen on every model backstage in New York right now.
The Twenty Seven Names girls claimed Patti Smith as inspiration to their show, entitled Crazy Horse, and there was plenty of evidence of masculine tailoring in the collection. Ringmaster's coats prevailed in both long sleeve and sleeveless versions - long tails a-flowing, perfect for a dramatic entrance to a windy, Wellington party.
The show closed with Ginuwine's Pony - seamlessly rounding off the equestrian theme. Twenty Seven Names shows always have the best music and this one was no exception.
One thing though, apparently models posing at the end of the runway isn't cool this year - I can't count how many shows I've seen now where the girls and boys just walk in a semi-circle at the end of the catwalk. I'm a fan of the pose, it gives you a second to have a good look at the clothes.
Aside from that little niggle I was all over it like jockeys on saddles.
You go girls!
Photos by Michael Ng