NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SPRING-SUMMER 2006
NEW YORK, Sep 17, 2005/FR/ – The Altman Building was at its full capacity of sitting and standing audiences Thursday night as Boy George was showing the second collection he designed (together with Mike Nichols) for his brand called B- Rude.
Reviving the eighties seemed to be the motto for the collection designed by the off the wall cult singer of these years for Spring 2006. It displayed bubble-gum like colors (Dentyne pink, menthol green, lemon yellow) with black as a counterpoint.
Using pure rubber on shorts or polos for boys and swimsuits for girls, the show did not just consist of gadget clothes for the beach.
The collection in fact also proposes to women some suits with skirts with large psychedelic prints, or medium length sheaths cinched by a set of heavier contrasting cotton belts. Some men could become very fond of a purple feathered and sequined denim ensemble.
Standouts include for menswear a black overall made of lacquered cotton with very sexy biased yellow zipper, and for womenswear a white cotton ensemble with embroidered shiny red crabs.
Very stylized punk hair by Sebastian and vividly colored make-up by MAC completed the show pertinently.
Clubbers and fashionistas will certainly appreciate some garments, but at least a third collection will be required before Boy George can be declared a fashion designer.
Interviewed yesterday, he declared that he was “interested by fashion, because the world of music was now sometimes too formatted” for him; let us hope that the freedom he is looking for will find more maturity? as he will confront the requirements of a really complete collection.
JEAN PAUL CAUVIN