Be All That You Can Be – Heatherette, Carlos Miele, United Bamboo, Zang Toi, Yellow Fever, Milly and Atelier Courvoisier
The message was clear in New York — you can play it any way you want...a glamour goddess at Carlos Miele...one of Milly’s retro ladies...a French sophisticate in Zang Toi. You can even run away and join the Heatherette circus.
Heatherette: Metaphorically speaking, a Heatherette show is always a three-ring circus. But this time, the Barnum & Bailey-style action was literal, as Richie Rich and Traver Rains presented their big top-inspired show. Show goers munched on cotton candy made by a tutu-wearing fat lady; contortionists pretzeled themselves and walked on their hands; “drag clowns” on stilts dueled with those who weren’t, and a hula-hoop girl in a silver bodysuit twirled a cloud of hoops round and round. And, oh yes, on with the show.
“Welcome to the Heatherette Fashion Circus!” boomed Boy George, making his way down the runway, taking a seat from which he announced the show. Out came the big surprise: real clothes. Oh, sure, there have always been some beacons of reality, and the designers didn’t do away with their club-land hits such as spangled tulle bodysuits and a dress made entirely from peacock feathers. But they also worked in pretty silk dresses, both printed and plain, a sharp-shouldered tailored suit, sailor pants and adorable Western-style jeans. There was also a great series of screened T-shirts that could easily fly off shelves. ?
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