CdG reminded me of a scary movie this season.
Omnipresent skulls, blood reds, the blackest of blacks and bruise-y blues combined for something that was fashionably scary.
Despite evoking such feelings, Rei Kawakubo (the designer)has said that the skull represents life, an oppistion to regular societal norms. (which is an everyday thing for ReiRei:))
"Kids That Shop At HotTopic" also sprung to mind as Skellington-ish skulls flooded the runway on A-line man-skirts and matching inverted fitted blazers and painted onto the backs of the models heads. That aspect combined with the Rockabilly accents of the checkerboard prints and slicked back do's brought a Gothic humor to the show. With that "humor" also came life, making perfect sense of the so-called "Skull Of Life".
These are my favorite looks.