A card on each seat with a poem one once side and a mention of tiaras on the other was enough to intrigue me before Nicolas Andreas Taralis’ Paris fashion week show even started. I had strange visions of Taralis ditching his trademark dark and edgy aesthetic in exchange for some glittering prom-queen dream. But a tiara for Taralis is not that kind of tiara at all. These were made of thin metal spikes shaped more like halos, creating a look that was somewhere between a religious icon and a punk goddess. All of the jewellery pieces – created by Adal by Nora Renaud – were sharp and industrial and beautiful, heightening Taralis’ all-black outfits tenfold and his draped, richly-died ones even more so.
When Taralis ventured into colour it was in deep hues of cobalt and grape, breaking from black in a way that kept his fall / winter 2013 collection fresh and peppered with elements of the unexpected. Whether in colour or black, though, it was the closing silhouettes that really became the stand-outs of the show: flowing and asymmetrical, darkly ethereal, gothically romantic, poised with an essence of punk… When capped off by the tiaras, you couldn’t have asked for a more striking end result.
You can see all of the Nicolas Andreas Taralis autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree