Monday, July 28, 2008
C.NEEON – COLORFUL GRAPHICS EMBOLDEN ROBUST WEAR FOR SPRING/SUMMER ‘09
EDGY AND READY FOR PRIME TIME WORLDWIDE
July 18th, 16:00 -
offsite at the Kungstgewerbemuseum
Words, Images by Judith Ecochard
The four-year old label C. Neeon is the creative output of two very visually talented designers, Clara Leskovar and Doreen Schulz.
Graduates of the prestigious Kunsthoschule Berlin Weissensee and deserved winner of France’s prestigious Grand Prix du Jury at the 20th (2005) Hyères International Festival de Mode & de Photographe (in a jury led by the amazing Roland Mouret, no less)…C. Neeon’s runway show attracted both the upscale posh AND street hip club ready, clad crowds.
THE SHOW: A 20 minute runway romp snaked around outdoor seating set up outside on the entrance plaza of the museum. Techno/rock beats kept the male and female models strutting at a fast pace-(no DIVA posing here).
THE LOOKS: We loved how unique this show was-and the strong point of view of the designers. The interplay of bold color blocks of fabrics (Mondrian) …trimmed with wide bands of silk in a swirling patterns (hello Japanese Anime) with nature inspired black shapes to keep it interesting-in leggings, flowing BOHO long dresses, and several nods to an eighties silhouettes via tunics, and dropped waist dresses…were inventive and FUN.
Guys (and a few gals) sported dropped crotched “Hammer Time” pants (which will not be big in the States we think) but the hoodies, diamond pattern tees in turquoise and black…and a grey trim, long sleeve v neck cotton sweater were winners.
No surprise to us that this label has garnered major editorial nods of approval in German reads.
Wear these clothes and you will be noticed!!!!
DETAILS: C. NEEON