Never one to disappoint, Maison Martin Margiela boldly showcased 15 jewel encrusted face masks on the runway for his Fall 2012 Couture collection. Naturally, being one of our favorite designers, we thought the entire collection was fantastic (click here to read our post about his Resort 2013 collection). Each look was artistic, beautiful, and carefully crafted - a welcome departure from the signature sleek minimalism we've come to know and love. The couture show is a designer's chance to play "dress up" and create real pieces of art to send down the runway, and this show was definitely no exception. We were surprised to see that a few of the other design houses had a similar idea to put their models in face masks this season - Givenchy had a few models in sleek, Star-Trek style masks completely covering their eyes or entire face, and Giambattista Valli had a few models with netting over their faces and butterflies over their mouths. It's sort of a strange "coincidence" (considering how few couture shows there are every season - just 13 showed for Fall 2012) that three designers chose to incorporate face masks into their collection in some way. We think they're very reminiscent of Sarah Burton's designs for Alexander McQueen from last year's Spring 2012 RTW show (last three photos below)... don't think we didn't notice, designers! Trendy, trendy McQueen, always one step ahead of everyone else...
All other photos via Style.com
Drawing from Memory is a Los Angeles graphic design, package design, website design, and branding agency specializing in luxury goods. Click here to see our portfolio.