At the Maxime Simoëns show, the first outfit said it all.
Strictly speaking, one should never use
hashtags octothorpes on clothing. Especially when one is making a reference to a TV show that will be just as dated in a few year’s time. There are so many “don’ts” in this outfit, there were questions as to where it would go next.
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Space: The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Maxime Simoëns Fall 2014 Line. It’s continuing mission: to explore strange new fabrics, to seek out new style and new sophistication. To boldly go where no designer has gone before!
Yes, Space and the stars were Simoëns’ inspiration for Fall 2014. Which might explain why this model is dressed like a fur lined 24th century club goer.
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Maxime Simoëns is still struggling to find his place in the Fashion World. He is clearly French, and the pedigree that his clothes come from is obvious (Isabel Marant by way of Balmain.) But the results are still uneven.
There’s a really good idea behind these paneled looks. But the results look like people do in a video game: square edges where there should be smooth, boxy motion where their should be fluid.
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Maxime Simoëns hasn’t done one of these pre-collections before, so it’s not surprisingly that for his first time out he got all meta on the subject. The cyclical nature of the fashion business led to the cycle of trends to the cycle of the bust and boom times. This being the end of the great recession, he reasoned, it must be time to head back to the 1930s.
Not depression era styling though. After all the Great Recession is over. Instead he focused on the architectural lines that defined the Art Deco period and started updating them for the 21st century.
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Simoens may be best known in this country for Beyoncé sporting her clothes on the cover of 4. The clothes for this show made me think of video games.
The pattern panels make me think of LEDs, and I long for them to light up. More of this fun, after the jump.
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