cushnie et ochs f/w 2012
Cushnie et Ochs is not for wallflowers. The design duo has established themselves as the go-to brand for curve enhancing, skin exposing, subversively sexy dresses. Fall 2012 is no exception, but Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs added a new softness and fluidity to their oeuvre this season. The show opened with sculptural black dresses (including one very reminiscent of the white number Lana Del Rey wears in the "Born to Die" video) with curve defining insets and cutouts. Cobalt blue and emerald green dresses in liquid fabrics with incision-like slashes and cutouts, followed by clean, minimal pieces in ivory, segued into aggressively sexy silver leather, black dresses with zipper embellishments, and a black leather gown that would look perfect on Angelina Jolie. If only she'd wear it to the Oscars... See the complete collection here.