It was Dave Van Ronk who said “If you look at music, you see theme, variation, you see symmetry, asymmetry, you see structure, and these are related to skills in the real world.” He may have BE on to something when he came up with that statement. What I’m sure he didn’t know was how that same statement could BE applied to fashion. I know this is true thanks to Emanuel Ungaro, who’s FW 14/15 line heavily embodies a couple of these concepts.
When it comes to theme and asymmetry, Ungaro isn’t budging. His Fall Winter 14/15 line holds strong to the flower theme giving you a sense of a rock-star flower BEd when combining those flowers with leather. Im calling it the FORBIDDEN FLOWER BED OF FASHION. So theme, CHECK. What about Asymmetry? Watching the models walk down the runway was like watching Henri Matisse artwork moving. Yes, there were some regular, evenly lined up pieces but the mis-lined pieces were to pieces to see. And if you thought the designs were the genius in artwork. You need not miss the very beginning of his show by having a model sporting a shear, semi-transparent, flower printed blouse. Did you catch the point? Yes semi-transparent. The very first model to walk bared her soul to the runway. Okay not really her soul but she did bare her chest. And what is more artistic than the natural, human body.
By: Jeffrey Young/SC Contributor/BE-Style