All Hail Boudicca
This British label, which normally shows in London, finally showed here. And it's about time!
The show was at the Soho Grand Hotel downtown, salon style, so you could really see the clothes up close. Amazing black suit after black suit came out, with sharp pointy shoulders and gathered cap sleeve in one case, black armbands with a trail of ruffles and ribbons, an epaulet created from a fan of knife pleats. Skirts were sexy variations on the pencil, and a cropped balloon pant in one case. The shrug fashioned from stiff black leather had a rockin' armor feel to it. One amazing top that nothing but nothing should stop a sane Rock Punk grrl from laying hands on: a black draped and belted/gathered number, with tight self-fabric binding (about 3 inches wide) just above the elbow, that opened into a puffy balloon of a sleeve.
Shoes were black boots with attached leather "spat" and the cool accessory was a crystal covered eyepatch with crystal encrusted spikes. The first model had smallish spikes which grew progressively longer as each model came out until they had the feel of glitzy demento eyelashes. Patti Wilson's styling & MAC are both genius!