An alien-like model army of all black everything and a pop of one painted white model graced the runway this morning at Fashion Scout. Serbian designer Marko Mitanovski sure knows how to make a collection stand out with previously dressing stars such as Lady Gaga, Paloma Faith and Steve Strange.
It was obvious the models must have been in hair and make up for a good few hours before the show, a lot of them were painted completely black in order to go with the dark, grungy and sexy collection. Marko was inspired by birds, nature and sculpture which made massive collars, gigantic shoulder pads and very, very big puffer sleeves the main looks for this collection.
Manipulated leather and croc fabrics gave the pieces lots of texture and shape however a corset element was added to this in order to make the pieces look fitting, sexy and more feminine. We were also given previews The looks were styled with fish net tights and plain black pointed shoes so all of the attention was on the well-detailed garments. The faces of the models were either hidden through the use of black paint or beaded headpieces, his gave the collection a creepy feel about it as they had no identity and were these characters created by Marko instead.
The slow music playing in the background and the models creeping down the runway created a great lot of suspense leaving the audience interested and engaged throughout the whole show. The finale featured a fast pace collection of models strutting to a strings version of Michael Jacksons ‘Smooth Criminal’ which gave us an amazing overview of the detail and work that must have gone into all of these works of art.
Photography by Tomas Turpie @whyteswan