Kicking off London Fashion Week, Phillip Treacy set the bar for some of the most creative designs LFW will see. Inspired by the works of Isabella Blow, Michael Jackson, and Alexander McQueen, Treacy created looks, in which some were pieces of Jackson’s original collection, with fabulous headpieces inspired by Blow.
The show, which was opened by Lady Gaga, featured masks and headpieces in gold, silver, black, and sheer drapes that fell over some head pieces. Most pieces included feathers and free forming spirals and reflective curves. Models, which included Joan Smalls, Alek Wek and Jourdan Dunn, sported the designers wild creations.
The show, in memory to 3 legends that changed the face of fashion, art, and music was ended in a gospel choir in which it was reported that left some in tears.“It was based on Africa getting rich,” said Treacy of the extravaganza. “A future Africa and they just happen to be wearing Michael Jackson’s clothes. Jackson was exceptional — his talent, the dancing, the image, and I was touched to be able to work with his clothes. They were at my studio for a month before the show, and they were really freaking me out. I’d lift up a box, and there’d be a sparkly glove.”
- Juliane Leigh Forsyth