High fashion can be quirky, and there's no better place than the catwalk for designers to show off their artistic flair. But sometimes, even the best visionaries get carried away. For more fashion week coverage, visit our all-access pass to Fall 2012 Fashion Week.
One of fashion's perennial favorites was all about fabric manipulation this season, which seems to have translated to shrouding his models' faces. These pulled-up, mesh turtlenecks are more surgical mask than cold weather protection.
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Creatures of the Wind
It's a shawl. It's a tapestry. It's a sampler on which several children have experimented? If a gentle breeze took this piece away, we're not sure anyone would miss it.
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Even if your apron is fashioned of tweed and leather, it's probably best to leave it in the kitchen. Otherwise, how will others see your lovely top?
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There was plenty to crave at one of New York's hottest shows, but no doubt the biggest conversation topic was the Eliza Doolittle meets Jamiroquai hats.
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Adrover claimed that this greenery was a reference to turning over a new leaf in the Middle East. Well, we guess that’s that then.
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Perhaps skates were a nice break for models so often subjected to unbearably high heels, but they put a chill in the air at this show. The memo to bundle up for winter reads perfectly clearly without shipping in heat lamps.
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When did "a graphic approach to textures" become an excuse for enmeshing a model's face? The fur coat is luscious, but this scarf-like contraption is definitely not made for comfort.
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Ten coffins lined Browne's runway, supposedly to hold the bodies of ten women who died for fashion. Upon their return from the other side, it remained unclear whether they were members of the dead or the living.
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America the Beautiful may require stars, stripes and some rocking patriotism. But, nowhere does "from sea to shining sea" call for a flotation device.
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In order to take his Western audience on a global trek, Yohji Yamamoto covered his runway in Persian rugs. Travels aside, we're glad no one tripped.