PR: Ripping the Collections: Seth Aaron – Part 1
Nothing could illustrate our point better than this look. It’s memorable and a fantastic way to open a show, but at first glance, it looked a little clumsy to us. With every viewing, we loved this dress a little more because it’s one of those garments that has so many little details that reveal themselves to you a little more each time you look. The combination of red wool and black leather is striking. We love the texture on the leather, which we didn’t even notice until we saw the collection in hi-def. We love the little pins and gathers that form minor drapes but still leave the piece looking tailored. We love that he styled it for top impact (the styling on a whole was the best out of the collections), yet it’s a deceptively wearable dress. Love the tights, but loved the judges pointing out that it would look great with just a simple pair of shoes and the right bag.
This would be one of those looks that made us fear the dreaded “dated” critique. After all, a fitted houndstooth suit could easily go a little ’80s. The leather trim up and down the bodice is probably a bit much – it elongates her torso and makes it a little insect-like, but it DOES take it out of looking retro. In addition, the flare on the pants detracts a little. This is one instance where he should have stayed with his patented skinny pant.
What a uniquely beautiful shape. It moved beautifully and it had both Heidi and Faith salivating at the prospect of wearing it, which kinda proves the point about how he styled the show to look so edgy but showed pieces that could very easily be interpreted and worn. We’re not sure how one could interpret this look because it’s so short it clearly needs tights of some sort and why wouldn’t you go with the shiny pleather-y looking ones here? We love the contrasting trim.
We adore this dress too but we have to admit, it sticks out a bit for being so simple. Granted, a shot of simplicity was needed every now and then for this collection just to show he can edit himself. We love the way the lines meet up in the back. Also love the styling on this one.