If you were looking to see a red-hot runway show this New York Fashion Week, you simply must check out the latest presentation from The Blonds. Design duo Phillipe and David Blond were inspired by the constant conflict of devils and angels for their Fall 2018 collection, presented on February 13 – which resulted in some positively gorgeous catwalk creations.
“The primeval conflict of good versus evil as a driving force in art, literature and film is the inspiration for this collection,” David Blond shared in a press statement. “Renaissance-era frescoes, allegorical poems such as John Milton’s Paradise Lost and Dante’s The Divine Comedy, as well as Kenneth Anger’s 1972 film, Lucifer Rising, all served as distinct forms of inspiration.”
To add that unforgettable shine to their garments, The Blonds turned to their partners of four years – Preciosa – for dazzling crystal pieces. The brand’s expertise and glassmaking tradition date back to the sixteenth century – and their authentically crafted Bohemian crystals were perfect for this collection’s inspiration.
“We love working with Preciosa because it adds so much sparkle to our collection,” David Blond shared. “This season, we especially worked with various sizes of Siam, Volcano and their divine new coatings, Lava and Red Flame, which were carefully chosen to represent the element of fire from its ignition to its hottest point.”
Preciosa’s Head of Design, Tereza Šikulová added, “We never cease to be inspired by the depth of creative genius The Blonds deliver through their use of crystals on the runway, particularly this season with our new Crystal Net, which adds a whole new layer of sparkle to their designs.” We second that!
Click through the gallery to see stunning photos straight from The Blonds NYFW Fall 2018 runway show.
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