Another day, another show and this morning’s was a spectacle; Inbar Spector’s A/W ’12 debut was runway magic, blinding spectators with decorative, glittering delights.
The Israeli-born creative, since graduating from Israel’s Shenkar College with four excellence of achievements awards, enthralls fashion lovers with her gothic-inspired asthetic, which marries the whimsical and edgy to your wardrobe rail, with pieces that are over the top but insanely wearable at once.
Capturing imaginations and our attention today, were sparkling sequinned legs and sleeves that were sometimes wrapped in delicate, fluffy tulle – the tulle and sequins combined to be a continued theme throughout the collection, playing on a contrast of sharp and soft textures in candifloss shades.
The near edible pallette covered volumnous tulle skirts and dresses, escewed in a honey comb texture and ruffles, with limbs sveltly clad in ultra shiny gold and pink sequins. Jumpsuits and mini dresses (all with long sleeves, save for one honey comb cloud of a dress) walked the runway, paired with glittering heels. There were also flouncing, layered skirts worn under drapey, sports-macs and slouchy jumpers in khaki, greys and black – a clear thought of Inbar’s being that ‘pretty’ things need to be toughened.
Creating an element of mystery, models (their hair in bunched buns on the top of their heads) posed at the very end for a lingering moment before making their way down the catwalk – they also wore jewelled masks over their faces, giving a masquerade ball feel to the show.
The finale – the last two gowns having the showspace errupt in cheers and applauds – were pieces that stood as a testament to the designer’s skills; the first, a cream gown complete with trailing train, and the second, a huge, voluptuous cream gown that could be the honey monster’s chic yet edgy sister’s wedding dress, which the designer emerged with to take her bow, her petite stature nearly engulfed by its spraying layers of tulle.
As we left the front row inspired by Inbar Spector’s fantastical furore, it was her craftmanship, colours and courageous creations that composed the glint in Team FAB’s eye and we now wholeheartedly look forward to the end of summer and what will for a sure be the highlight of the forthcoming Autmn/Winter ’12 season.