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Blood is the New Black

New York Fashion Week usually marks an onset of trend talk from anyone who cares about clothing.

Although I would consider myself one of those people, I rarely follow the predicted trends and stick to my usual black on black ensembles.

But when The Blonds debuted their fall/winter 2013 collection I decided it was the only thing that mattered this NYFW.

What do Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, Christian Louboutin heels, and Swarovski encrusted corsets have in common?

The answer: The Blonds and my heart.

This fall David and Phillipe Blond, the designing duo, gave us classic Hollywood horror. Norman Bates’ appeared on a cape, Jack’s crazy grinning face from The Shining on a corset and Vera Miles screaming in the shower on a dress.

The Blonds played with black, raven-inspired feathers on corsets, created a full-length faux chinchilla jumpsuit and dared to a design a garment covered in thick winding rope.

A nude asymmetrical skirt with matching corset precisely slashed with huge blood-red gem covered zippers made the collection for me.

The tiny dangling knives on jewelry and the matching nail art – we’re talking iconic horror moments painted onto nails – left me wondering which limb I could go without in order to afford a single piece from the collection.

The Blonds fall/winter 2013 collection has me admitting, blood is the new black.

Posted by on February 24, 2013. Filed under Fashion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.