Wednesday, 17 April 2013

MBFWA13 | Alex Perry

This entry on the Alex Perry show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is written by guest writer Pachi Santiago. For more information about him, check out the end of the post.

Alex Perry - Minimalistic Sirens

Alex Perry's proposal is modern and powerful. He turns women into cold, almost androgynous sirens. Romantic tailoring with 90's minimalism resemblance. Nude colours and amazing black, with surprising yellow touches, granted him a trendy palette.

Strong cuts help in building a long silhouette. Stocking boots bring a chic but dominatrix style to long and short, more romantic skirts.The designer wanted to show a cold, enigmatic woman. That one who doesn't like a dress to feel fancy, but complemented with a second-skin of very well-made clothes. The kind of clothes that seem simple and pure but with a great detail behind them.

I enjoyed the mixing of transparencies and zippers. It's not easy to make zippers fit well, but Perry has succeeded with a very elegant touch. His dresses are as beauty shields. The symmetrical cuts and the neckline suggest a strong, almost warrior-like woman, ready to get fight unzipping her comfortable dress. I think that a woman feels more powerful when her dress is not a disguise.

I was surprised to know that Claudia Schiffer is one of Perry's followers. It would be great to see her in that fantastic white gown with zippers on the back, as a cold, eternal siren. I yet continue dreaming of her, copying or living Claudia in my art project 'Copying Claudia'.

Pachi Santiago is a Spanish artist at and
He is one of the most exciting artists who inspires me. 
His project 'Copying Claudia' (Schiffer) has been featured numerously online as well as in magazines such as Spanish Marie Claire and Glamour. Other notable projects include 'Ashes' (Featuring Taiwanese Actress Huichi Chiu) and 'Sony the Muse'. He is currently working on 'Living Claudia'. Good luck!

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