Saturday, February 19, 2011

Suzaan Heyns 2011 Fall Collection

Inspired by Human Anatomy, Suzaan Heyns - as usual - did not shy away from Drama!
This collection was defined by detail - that indeed depicted the human anatomy - and was such an eye-orgy!

Suzaan Heyns kept to her usual aesthetic and mastered the very fine details using layering, stitching and volume to do her inspiration justice. Over and above her inspiration, the overall aesthetics of her collection is very reminiscent of modern Japan streetwear - edgy, "funky", experimental and very open-minded.

I loved the flashback of the late 1990s and early 2000s skirt-over-pants, known as sukupan (or skouser for me and my friends who grew up in townships). What was interesting about that was that though this early days fashion was popular amongst women, Suzaan gave it a masculine touch and made it into a lovable male piece, making it a winter winner for me!

The plaited scarfs are also well-worth talking about too! Bulky, voluminous and yet neat and sleek. these were used to accentuate the 3-D "dimension-ness" of the body and gave the looks a wonderful complexity - which, again, conforms to her inspiration.

Did I mention that the collection used Finsk booties? yes, Finsk! Loved it!!

The colour palette was typical of a winter/fall collection: Grey, blacks mixed with creams, whites and touches of taupe - far from groundbreaking, but far from mundane.

Yes, I did indeed enjoy this collection. Possibly one of her best.

Pics by Simon Deiner

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