Taking a Trip to the East
By Whyishnave Suthagar
In their Fall/Winter 2011 show, The Blonds explored the diversity of East Asia showcasing many cultural influences from both modern day and dynasty China. They incorporated stereotypical associations with pop-culture type references creating a mélange of vivid colours and patterns. All this vibrant energy was some how contained at Milk Studios.
As usual, their show was a performance. With a dragon dance at the very beginning, those dragons later chased the blonds down the runway for their final bows.
Now to talk about the styling of the show, the models all wore these mammoth sized wigs that looked like they belonged to Mrs. Frankenstein or Buttercup from the Power Puff Girls – in a good way of course. Each of these sculpted head pieces was showcased in an array of colours, glistening even more with the camera lights flashing.
Some of the most notable pieces had to be the rice bowl dress, with chopsticks elegantly placed. The Taoist costume which created a semi-circle when the model’s arms were out-stretched was another show stopper. The googly-eyed jumper, potentially showing materialistic/abundant China was another piece that one would see Nikki Minaj’s stylist booking.
All in all, the show was a great success, like all of their shows, which brought a Fantasy East atmosphere to New York Fashion Week.
Official website: The Blonds