All photo's from thefashionspot.com
As an internet based spectator of all the NYFW shows, I get to shuffle through all the beautiful images as they become available. All the images above, are from the Thakoon Spring 2012 collection. My husband sat down on the couch next to me, and said, "What the heck is that?! Why?....I mean, just why would you want a model, modeling your clothes, to look like that?"
It was then that I realized I no longer looked at the models on the runways. I was only focusing on each outfit as I flicked through the images. What I'm about to say, might sound like heresy to another fashionista and for that, I'm sorry. But, when a designer puts extreme hair or bizarre make up on their models I find it often detracts from the outfits which to be honest, is all I'm really interested in. If I simply take in the model from the neck down, the above outfits are really neat to me. They're colorful, ecclectic, different, and something I can see myself wearing. If I allow myself to take in the full person in any of the photo's above, my attention is drawn to the outrageous hair or odd hat. And I'm just going to go out on a limb here, admit I don't get it, and most often ignore it.
What do you think of all the extreme looks designers subject models to? Have you ever seen a collection where the make up or hair was so extreme, that it turned you off the entire collection?