Mathieu Mirano dressed the devilishly dangerous woman who was out to kill. From a black bonded leather asymmetrical motorcycle trench to a midnight fringe strapless gown, it was as if Mirano dipped his designer pen into Frank Miller’s neo-noir comics. The Mirano woman sported breastplates that acted as armour, zippered sleeves, and long black gloves. She slyly walked down the runway in a diamond origami bodice dress fit for Catwoman, In short, Mirano’s collection was killer.
Noon by Noor turned to nature for their source of inspiration: they were moved by the distinct markings in minerals and crystals and therefore searched for natural occurring patterns in our environment. Designers Noor and Haya Khalifa showcased gorgeous oversized felt and faux fur coats on top of embellished blouses and tailored pants. They began to extend their collection and broaden their eveningwear section with tiered gowns and dresses with dazzling crystals.
PETA enthusiasts, stay away! The much fur-lined crowd at Dennis Basso was as ready as ever to receive his signature fur creations with open arms, and with good reason: Basso is at the top of his game when delivering breathtaking innovations on the luxury staple, somehow elevating the natural beauty of fur to yet-unseen dimensions of elegance and extravagance. This season he toyed with embedding gemstones in his fur – around the collar and the sleeves especially, and sent a whole jewellery box of gemstone colours down the runway. Emerald green and rich ruby red triumphed, while the sparkly/soft contrast between the jewels and the fur proved a refreshing spectacle.
Russian designer Katya Leonovich started her show with an aqua metallic deep-V party dress, organically sculptural at the neckline to highlight the face. The colour palette consisted of iridescent pewter, metallic gunmetal, and bronze. Leonovich’s collection was avante garde in the sense that she toyed with loose shapes and shimmering colours for an overall futuristic feel.
For Dominic Louis’s second all women’s collection, the designer referred to his past inspirations in order to blend them with the developing hallmark of his women’s line. To the slow beat of a drum, models walked out in coats with fur interiors and tailored leather jackets. Overall, designer Louis D. Mairone concentrated on making his woman sexy yet clean, dark yet refined. Standout pieces included a burgundy leather crop top and a wool cape with a cut out shoulder.