Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Send in the Clowns

While I am generally averse to sports watching, the Olympics are another thing entirely, and last week I was amongst the masses who collectively watched with bated breath as Yuna Kim skated to Send in the Clowns.  That she ended her figure skating career with a silver added to the underlying melancholy of the moment, a moment which coincidentally resonates with the Pierrot-inspired, sad clown mood of the season.  Suzanne Rae, for one, has truly distilled the signature loose shirt and wide-pantalooned chic of the world famous clown for Autumn 2014.  These exaggerated shapes are balanced out with Suzanne's signature basics, matching each dramatic form with an equally practical function.  Both are important sides of the alter-ego persona that Suzanne imagined while designing the collection. I am always a big fan of tented dresses and billowing silhouettes, items that disguise the shape of the body rather than revealing it, so I too am relishing this direction.


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somewherebetweenwakingandsleeping said...

love the proportions on these pieces! and that grey coat <3

somewherebetweenwakingandsleeping said...

loving the proportions on this collection! and that grey coat <3