REVIEW (SORT OF) | MELITTA BAUMEISTER

Melitta Baumeister Spring 2016 RTW

The art direction for each of her collections is dead fucking on. Although I can’t seem to find the credits for styling from this shoot. Does omission of titles mean she herself handled both the direction and styling? …As if it matters?

This black dress though. Feel like I could live in it for an eternity. The volume, supreme a-line, the onyx black fabric, like check, check, check. One writer had a particular opposing opinion around the ‘wearability’  of these garments that I’d like to address, can we pause for a moment?

 Why is it that Spanx, waist trainers, uber mini skirts and 5 inch heels are considered more ‘wearable’ than an irregularly oversized jacket? How does the addition of billowing volume render something less functional? Compared to what? A t-shirt? Cotton sweatpants? Feel like I’m living in the wrong country, in the wrong age….

It’s kind of sad ridiculous that sexualizing the female form has become so natural it’s almost expected. If it’s uncomfortable but sexy it can gwan, but if  its expressive, yet somewhat outside of the regular parameters it’s outlandish? Get outta hea. Like for real. I wish more ‘regular people’ would write reviews…

OH, before you marvel on my favs from the last two collections, can I mention this spot on comparison of  Baumeister’s ‘look #3’ from Spring’s 2015 RTW (ready to wear) to John Singer Sargent Madame X? How perfect is this? Wish I could take credit but it goes to writer Amy Verner for spotting this wildly accurate similarity. This is one of my favourite things in life. When breathtaking and classic (furniture, clothing, artworks…pizza…) are refreshed and made new again by some brilliant artistic mind.

Well, done Amy. You did good.

And now for the eye candy…

SPRING 2016 RTW

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FALL 2015 RTW

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Although I LOVE this outfit I’m realllllllly NOT into thong joints. I hate that feeling of material constantly rubbing between my toes….

In the spirit of Perspex, I’d swap them out with THESE bad boys courtesy of Loewe Spring 2016

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SPRING 2015 RTW

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Like how romantic is the Spring 2015 collection?! It’s so important to see a representation of balance between hyper sexualized designs | images and ones that focus on the artistic expression. I’m not saying that sexualizing a collection makes it less art, but it can shift the focus from loving what we have to hating what we don’t. Viewing collections like this remind me to do what you do best and focus on honing your craft. Melitta surly does.

All Images courtesy of Vogue.com

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