Marie Claire (South Africa) - - COUTURE REPORT -

A masterclass in op­u­lence, the col­lec­tion from Raf Si­mons was lled with glam-rock in­spi­ra­tion – taken from David Bowie him­self, and set to a Bowie sound­track. ‘He’s a chameleon, able to rein­vent him­self,’ Raf said about draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from Bowie, adding that ‘he’s also the ma­te­ri­al­i­sa­tion of some­thing else. More than a man – an idea.’ The show was held on two lev­els, with the up­per deck sup­ported by scaf­fold­ing that re­ver­ber­ated with the sounds of the mod­els’ Per­spex heels. From printed cat­suits to bal­le­rina dresses made of graphic lay­ers of se­quins, lace and tulle, the col­lec­tion was play­ful, ro­man­tic and fu­ture-fo­cused. ‘The ro­mance of a near past, when space-age and min­d­ex­pand­ing ideas of a fu­ture felt full of pos­si­bil­i­ties of so­ci­ety, pop cul­ture and fash­ion,’ Raf told Reuters.

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