04 November 2006

shrinking nataliya, blooming hussein

What a difference a season makes.

Someone help Nataliya Gotsii (Ford).

Photos courtesy of Style.com and GuyLaroche.com

Back in the Fall Winter 2006 shows, Nataliya walked with that strong, commanding presence of hers. She looked healthy and glowing with a bright glint in her eye. Fast forward to Spring Summer 2007, just a few weeks ago, when she looked weak, emaciated, and just plain miserable. One thing's for sure. She wouldn't have been able to walk in Pasarela Cibeles.

What a difference a season makes.

I've never seen such a powerful execution from Hussein Chalayan's shows before. For me, Spring Summer 2007 is his best so far. He struck a perfect balance between wearability, architectural influences, couture tailoring, and technology.

MOCA in LA will house the exhibition "Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture" from November 19, 2006-March 5, 2007. It will include creations by Hussein Chalayan.

250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Witness the ingenuity.

From blooming Hussein, the Cypriot, to sentenced Hussein, the Iraqi. I actually stayed late enough to catch breaking news. A few moments ago, Saddam Hussein was found guilty of crimes against humanity and is sentenced to death by hanging.


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