As much as I can appreciate a lovely Balenciaga gown, or a YSL smoking suit, sometimes fashion just needs to be a little crazy!
Honestly, I'm getting a bit sick of designers responding to the recession by making practical (read: boring), wearable (read: black) clothes, or by taking it literally and doing the whole 1930's thing. I think that in these tough economic times our fashion should be a means of escapism, full of fun and frivolity.
Fun was definitely the operative word in Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's Fall/Winter 2009 collection.
Check it out here:
(My stupid internet connection won't let me upload the photos directly!)
Rock on, JCDC. Rock on.