Israeli born Inbar took her SS12 inspiration from the theme of nightmares and hell of her own hometown which was destroyed by fire this year. Focusing more on the fear which is mixed with happiness at a large gathering such as a wedding, her collection was not as darkly gothic as I expected.
In fact the colour palette was gold, white, dusty pink and pale green with only a smattering of black.
Creating a Goth like royal court, the first models wore voluminous gold and silver brocade faux leather jackets and coats over frothy tulle skirts.
No straight lines here but wavy zip fasteners and undulating padded sleeves.
The darker side appeared in tulle strips wrapped around metallic faux leather and lace dresses like bandages,
whilst diaphanous metallic embossed lace dresses and tops clung to the body in uneven folds giving the impression of scarred tissue.
It was the honeycomb tulle dresses that fascinated me,
loved the fullness, the texture,
the look and how they bounced as the models walked.
A white floor length tulle dress wound its honeycomb self around a model like a giant swirling meringue. Thinking that this was the finale dress as how could you top that?
To prove me wrong, a golden faux leather dress appeared with a floor length honeycomb skirt instantly reminding me of a beautiful 3D bell decoration you hang up at Christmas.
This dress needed respect as it bounced and moved to its own tune, and the model had no option but to move slowly providing us with a great opportunity to see the intricate laser cut perforation designs.
Inbar Spector was Inbar Spectacular!!
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