NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SPRING-SUMMER 2006
NEW YORK, Sep 14, 2005 /FW / – Anubis, Horus, Isis, Osiris, Ra, Sekhmet, Thoth and their likes, headed by King Tut, have inspired Jeremy Scott for his Spring 2006 collection shown in New York tonight at the Altman Building.
If the subversive designer dares tackling the same theme as the most famous luxury brand in the world has used two seasons ago, he does not follow a trend, but opens a track offering the wittiest beachwear collection ever!
On a soundtrack that was a mixture of old oriental radio sound and traditional rock and roll, a moving mummy came along, with tight and torn Bermuda shorts and sleeved T-shirt.
The show continued with an impressive number of tops, skirts, tanks, bathing robes and swimsuits designed both for men and women. They were followed by panther prints on eggshell and then dollar green, on the same kind of apparel.
Hunks and desert queens were wearing very fitted bathing suits under robes and wraps. The futuristic Nefertitis’ faces, who displayed a very simple but effective make-up with just two stripes of glittering gold above and under the eye, were wearing very classic black high heels, while the likes of King Tut were walking in heavy panther printed green sneakers.
Gold was also present in the accessories, very big necklaces or bracelets that looked like a new version of Cesar’s compressions and culminated in a very sexy only gold bikini made of metallic leaves.
Wearing only a T-shirt with sleeves that had the shape of a djellabah, a very sexy male guide seemed to open the way to a flock of tourists all dressed in green beach attire with Jeremy Scott’s signature dollar print, gold accessories and sunglasses.
Twenty-first century Tuts and Cleopatras then went to Florida in their lovely tee shirts bearing on their front the logo for this “Tut” collection with hieroglyphically stylized letters and on their backs prints of King Tut wearing sunglasses in a TV set, a surfing mummy, or an antique portrait of the designer as a Roman Caesar.
To whom might think that this collection can hardly sell, I would recommend to have a closer look at the T-shirts, they could easily become must-haves on the beach this season for the trendiest set.
JEAN PAUL CAUVIN