Before leaving for the show, I was trying to get dressed in a way that looked chic enough for fashion week, warm enough for post-blizzard temperatures, and somehow flattering enough with my transforming body. It occurred to me that transforming my wardrobe is now an everyday thing, as I rolled up a fur vest that no longer fit so I could wear it as a collar.
Perhaps that’s the tone I was feeling going into the show, as the models walked down the runway at Alexandre Herchovitch, the use of transforming upside-down tops into peplums. Clothes change their meaning when repurposed, here the upside-down peplums had an undressed quality, described by the designer “erotic feeling when the clothing, similar to the petals of flowers, fall from the body revealing lingerie-inspired pieces.” Crisp yet disheveled, undressed, and dressed up. I liked the semantics of the collection, which felt more like dissecting a piece of art rather than looking at a collection of things to wear next season. Who knows, I’ve been known to wear clothes upside down, so perhaps it’ll inspire my fall wardrobe this year.