Fashion weeks all over the world have showcased beautiful creations and stunning designs, but some of the looks on the catwalk left us scratching our heads. The latest at Paris Fashion Week really has us questioning what designers are thinking.
Just this week at the Alexander McQueen show in Paris, designer Sarah Burton sent models down the runway in cage-like caps that were embellished with pearls (pictured above). Can you imagine trying to eat with that thing on? Or trying to drive? But it’s not the only impractical thing we’ve seen on the runway lately.
When you Google “sneaker definition” the answer is simple: “A soft shoe with a rubber sole worn for sports or casual occasions.” But these sky-high sneakers are definitely not gym-appropriate.
Countless designers have jumped on the wedged sneaker bandwagon and the results are both ugly and impractical. During DKNY’s spring 2013 show in New York City, the label showcased models in hideous wedge, pointy sneakers. And they aren’t the only ones. Chloé and KTZ have also made their own versions of the runner-turned-heel.
I get the need for camouflage. The military makes good use of it and I suppose some hunters do too. But there is absolutely no need for the average Joe or Jane to wear it. It’s an unsightly material that does the opposite of disguise you – it makes you stand out, in a bad way. It certainly has no place on the catwalk. However, some designers disagree.
I don’t mean to pick on DKNY (left), but the label sure loves camo this spring. And apparently the trend will continue into fall and winter this year. Christopher Kane (middle, right) just showcased several camouflage dresses at his show in London. I don’t see the Canadian military adopting any of these outfits as their new uniform any time soon.
There are so many impractical bathing suits it’s hard to know where to start. There are the crocheted ones you can’t get wet, and ones with such small amounts of fabric that you’re afraid you might moon the whole beach. Then there are these:
Cia Maritima (left, middle) sure knows how to design bathing suits that give you weird tan lines. Imagine the stringy, weird tan lines this leopard print one would give you. Or the weird lower back tan the yellow suit would leave you with. Then there are the Lisa Blue bathing suits that have sleeves. I just don’t get it. Are they supposed to keep you warm?