Olympia Le Tan loves her tongue-in-cheek references to pinup fashion, as noticed from perusing her fashion blog. It appears that many believe she is too sexy when it comes to her designs, though we are sure we have seen much sexier collections in the past and will continue to do so in the future. On the contrary, it appears her Olympia Le Tan fall/winter 2015-2016 collection brings the focus to a fairy tale toy land stage with ballerinas and pretty jokers, gorgeous dolls and little ladies headed to a tea party. While it was expected to be full of T & A, it appears that this collection is actually quite tame, bringing to the female fantasy all that which is yummy when it comes to the world of ballerinas. We find the collection even more interesting knowing that Le Tan had thrown in references of drugs during her press release and conversations, including LSD and mushrooms.
From what we can see, the heart of this show was a bohemian style evocation of Ballets Russes, what with her father’s prints drawn up and harlequin decorations all around. The tulle cannot be missed as this is a ballet style collection, while the hashtag references to red shoes have to do with the ankle strap Louboutins with the red soles and incredible outlooks. There are even some Nureyev feather crowns by Stephen Jones, while the ladies of the night are given spangle tops and ballet themed bags.
The Russian feel starts with the first piece, wherein the model steps onto the runway in a lovely pastel pink top complete with ruffled waist, long silver bars instead of buttons and black lapels, worn over a white turtleneck. It appears that she is wearing a bodysuit as well, over which is pulled on the black translucent tights and the white shoes match quite well with white gloves, giving the model a rather regal ballerina look. The black tights are a staple throughout the Olympia Le Tan fall/winter 2015-2016 collection, some with pretty white patterns that take up one full leg and half the other, while others are simply plain. The tights are also available in white, some with silver patterning and other completely bare, encasing the long legs.
The pink ballerina shoes appear all over as well as the black and white pumps, while we have found a new favourite among the line in the nutcracker lined hem of the second last outfit to be showcased, the top a sheer golden blouse with a lovely bow at the neck and a white tank underneath to hide the bare chest. Velvet is used throughout, as well as leather and tulle, while we find that Olympia Le Tan enjoys mixing and matching gauzier and stiffer materials per outfit in a perfect alignment. Between the short skirts and the bubbling sleeves, the harlequin stretch pants and the bodysuit style concoctions, this is a dreamy little collection that we can see making it onto a children’s movie or television show set. It actually does remind us of some that included toys coming to life in the middle of the night and dancing around their toy castle. Hopefully wearing such pieces will have us dancing as well, soon enough.
Photos courtesy of Style.com