Falguni and Shane Peacock FW13

Falguni and Shane Peacock play by their own rules. Known for their intricate detailing, edgy garments entwined with feathers and sequins and Indian-inspired structured headpieces, Falguni and Shane Peacock’s current collect continues to feature opulence, drama and their philosophy, “Life is too short to blend in.”

In this collection, they paid attention to detailing while also incorporating flattering silhouettes with appropriately placed cutouts and bold, signature touches: feathers. Metal breast plates, collars and long black polyurethane coated spandex gloves took the collection to a new level. They took last season’s biggest trend of peplum and expanded it by creating the same effect with metal skirtings. A-line and pencil cut dresses in peacock-inspired prints (how fitting) were made darkly sensual with sheer cutouts and heavy black trim. Other looks in the collection were extremely gothic and dark. Like the black embellished sweetheart dress paired under a tough trench with oily feather sleeves and exaggerated shoulders.

A show stopping look was a multi-toned beaded long sleeve gown with exaggerated shoulders, which gave off the illusion of rippling water. But, if any look best describes the entire collection it would be the floor-length Emerald feather skirt with dramatic front slit juxtaposed against a sheer tank embellished with the words “Wild Child” across the chest.

Falguni and Shane Peacock’s intention, if not their goal, is to make bold statements, which was apparent through the decision to end the show with red carpet-worthy beaded gowns turned futuristic with metal ribcage structures and collars. Falguni and Shane Peacock definitely lived up to their mantra; no one is blending in wearing this collection. Seen in the front row was R&B singer, Eve, Victoria’s Secret model Jasmine Tookes and Dawn Joyce of House of Lies