The Blonds Fall/Winter 2017 runway show was a magical experience from start to finish. Guests stepped into a mystical wonderland filled with enthusiastic guests and loyal fans of the avant-garde brand. Previous collections from The Blonds have been influenced by both classic cinema and imaginative films of the modern era. For their Fall/Winter 2017 collection, inspired by Universal Pictures' upcoming film The Mummy, The Blonds present a narrative collection based on the story of an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her and who is awakened in our current day.
With a view through their uniquely glamorous lens, The Blonds collection is an interpretation of the evolution of The Mummy's title character, a fearless warrior who has embraced her destiny. Using the conflict caused by juxtapositions — hard ornamentation that embellishes rich voluminous fabrics versus soft textiles that have been harnessed into structural pieces such as The Blonds classic corset — The Blonds' vision appears with each piece, revealing the complex-yet-commanding spirit of the woman who wears it.
Guest who sat front row at the show included Adam Lambert, Cardi B., Miss J Alexander, Randy Jackson, Hayley Hasselhoff, Hrush Achemyan, Paris Hilton, Sharaya J., Leigh Lezark, Grace Mitchell, Bebe Rexha, Krysta Rodriguez, Toni Romiti, Amanda Steele, Joe Zee, Patrick Starr, Patricia Field
As the collection is presented in pairs, duality is the overarching theme. One girl is a manifestation of pure, elevated fantasy worthy of center stage. The other is her twin, a wearable, real-world embodiment of the powerful woman who walks among us. After each model made their way down the catwalk they then went to pose in separate cohesive groups in the center of the runway in with matching colors, fabrics, and themes, giving guests the ability to not only see the collection in its entirely, but also individual themes within.
They biggest surprise of the night was when the last model walked off stage, Phillipe himself appeared as a mummy in full drag and a showstopping over-decorated catsuit. It was the perfect finale outfit that would suit your favorite diva of any gender or identity.
Congrats on an incredibly unique show! A special Thanks to Emily from EB Consults for inviting us!
Published by: Jenna Strauss