Cushnie et Ochs Fall/Winter 2012
Is there a dark side to Cushnie et Ochs? The chic duo’s fall showing focused on the dangerous element of the brand’s allure. Looking to Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In as inspiration, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs crafted a sleek and body conscious collection that echoed the film’s obsession with anatomy. After Spring’s Betty Draper-fied vision of sexiness, the focused intensity of the looks shown felt fresh. Deep hues and strategically placed cutouts dominated, as did a few design details that called to mind the skintight bodysuit worn by Elena Anaya in the movie. Cinema buffs may have an added layer of insight into the collection’s intricacies but pristine cuts, metallic accents and form fitting leather are things everyone can appreciate. Take the graphite sheath on Irina Kulikova for instance, the liquid metal texture and molded to the skin look garnered oohs and aahs.
Photos: Stephan Moskovic
Text: Janelle Okwodu