Sunday’s line-up at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week included Falguni & Shane Peacock, a collection that caught the attention of fashion luminary, Fern Mallis as well as Vixens Ashanti, Michelle Williams, and supermodel Petra Nemcova. I’m sure a few other celebrities could be found sitting front row – but honestly, I was far too mesmerized by the runway to pay the front row much attention!
As for the models, they confidently stormed the runway with fiercely painted-on eyebrow and sleek ponytails wrapped in a metal spiral, which helped create a very futuristic vibe. The music, as can be heard in the video below, also depicts a generation of the future with it’s techno beat combined with a visual lighting display that was applause worthy. The collection was extremely beautiful and consisted of garments that were very much in line with the Fall 2012 season – lots of velvet, leather, metallic embroidery, geometric cutouts, and thigh high slits in the gowns, all creating a glamorous sensibility that, had the music not been pumping through the venue, would have had me humming Katy Perry’s E.T. It seems that the body parts of choice for Fall 2012 are the thigh, as noted in the thigh high slits in the gowns, and the back, as can be seen in many of the low backs – either cut out, v-neck, or cowl draping. More below…
Falguni & Shane Peacock are already popular overseas for creating ultra-feminine and glamorous clothes and now the married duo and parents of one, nine-year old girl, are hoping to expand into the New York market – this was their second season showing in New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. In line with their background, the Falguni & Shane Peacock label has plenty of Eastern elements, which coincidentally also seems to be a big trend on this season’s runways. The designers often incorporate contrasting elements into their garments such as feathers, sequins, and plenty of colorful fabrics and they enjoy the challenge and process that goes into creating each design.
Their dresses have caught the attention of several fashionable celebrities (like those sitting front row) including Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, and Nicole Sherzinger. Their designs have even graced the audience of millions on the dancers in Madonna’s Super Bowl XLVI halftime show! (You know you watched).
“We love the idea of elegance and intricacy, whether it is in a scarf or an haute couture garment. Our sensibility, combined with a touch of high octane glamour and our devotion to rock and roll – the transition from chic to edgy, combined with a slightly wicked charm makes our clothes perfect for a rock and roll superstar.”
The Falguni and Shane Peacock label was launched in 2008 based in Mumbai. Already veterans of London Fashion Week, Fall 2012 season marks their second showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.
The video below is only meant to provide a feel for the show – the music, etc.
All runway images seen below were taken by Jane Kratochvil Photography.
Falguni & Shane Peacock Fall 2012
All runway images were taken by Jane Kratochvil Photography.