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New York Fashion Week Spring 2008, VPL: Love It or Hate It?

In honor of some of the polarizing looks showing at New York Fashion Week, I thought we would do a few fashion week editions of Love It or Hate It!

Take this Spring VPL ensemble, with its mustard, gray, and white color palette. It reminds me of an avant-garde ballet outfit, with its leotard-looking layered top and sheer lampshade-inspired skirt. So maybe it's not wearable in the real world, but even as conceptual fashion, do you dig it?

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lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
love it! it's just sooo wierd...
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
sort of...
SeaAre86 SeaAre86 10 years
ew. that's all i have to say. i dont like the colors at all, and i really dont like the way it looks... the top's shape is nice, but the overall effect just isnt doing anything for me.
dawicca dawicca 10 years
no :(
tat2edgirl tat2edgirl 10 years
As conceptual fashion, it is perfect! It shows the designers take on 18th century Parisian court fashion, and smashes it with our fascination with deconstructed clothing (that going along with the theory of deconstructed garments and reality TV obsession). The silhouette is womanly, and colours are post-apocalyptic. I think this a precise representation of current society. I feel that couture is not meant to be worn, but to be an extension of art. Besides when will people get out from behind their sloppy tunics and start wearing something (anything!) tailored?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
even for haute couture the top looks poorly made.
I fully agree with velvetavalon. this isnt meant to be a runway to street look, but as a silhouette it just doesnt work. I'm all about the shape of the skirt and the high waist as a concept but the hemline KILLS it..this was a potentially sophisticated look sent into total cheese. I really hate it.
artfashionmusic7 artfashionmusic7 10 years
YIKES!!! :p
velvetavalon velvetavalon 10 years
has anyone heard of trickle down fashion?? these runway shows aren't what everyday people wear but they are what inspires it. designers for places like target and h&m look at these take inspiration from it and move forward and make trends and market the idea of a new silhouette or a new color palette.
Amethyst Amethyst 10 years
This is one of the many reasons why I'm not in the business anymore. Runway shows are not showcasing what normal people wear or want to wear to work or to school. Every darn show is a theatrical event for frustrated designers to show these far out designs that you would only dream about after eating some really bad cheese.
dior702 dior702 10 years
I love the colors
marcella marcella 10 years
Beyond the hideous obviousness in this picture, I am really not digging the cowardly lion hair.
missemma10001 missemma10001 10 years
Fashion isn't always functional. I like it!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
Yea, no, not a fan haha!
Lala77 Lala77 10 years
love the top :)
lilflowa lilflowa 10 years
um hate it
carolbob carolbob 10 years
Um, what?
Chalii911 Chalii911 10 years
Hate it, not a fan of the color scheme..
nikkih nikkih 10 years
sandra-werner sandra-werner 10 years
I agree with Miss Sarahcateh! If designers showed their clothes ready for street-wear, know one would show up! The shows have to always do their best to dazzle the audience! This design is just "telling" us that in the coming season there will be a new silhouette... It is always exaggerated on the runway! When it is finally cut for street wear, it will be scaled down to make it wearable! Personally, I think it's fresh and fabulous!!! :)
MamaD MamaD 10 years
In a word....YIKES!!!!!!!
theworldloves theworldloves 10 years
Rugelach Rugelach 10 years
i guess Visible Hoop Skirt is the next logical step from VPL? i eagerly await the hot visible undergarment of Fall 08.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
Jenny218411 Jenny218411 10 years
Not in this life time or the next. NO NO NO NO NO
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