Innovative conceptual label bARBARA i dONGINI stuns with dark beauty at Copenhagen fashion week (happening Feb 2-6). Veils of hair create a dangerous mystique; wrapped up feet invoke a crippled power. Draped layers, tatters, strings cascade from the model’s bodies, pulsing with the seduction of some terrible ritual.
The fashion forecast promises spring; the weather forecast threatens with more snow. It is a cruel fate to shop for enticing flower prints and fluttery fabrics while snowed in during the Chicago blizzard. Thus, I have found the perfect transition piece–these light maxi dresses are easily adapted for colder climates with thick tights, long sweaters and woolen accessories of the scarf kind to wrap around your stylish and not-anymore-shivering body. And, come spring, which will hopefully and actually come, one may shed the above layers, throw on some cute suede boots and weave a spring garland into one’s hair. Perfect.