Blessed Are the Meek Show
Our director Rebecca Lau’s coverage from this year’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week...
After a long wait, the jam-packed Blessed Are the Meek show started in darkness with plenty of smoke and blue laser beams projected onto the runway. The mood was mysterious and eerie as five models walked onto the runway in darkness only to pose in formation and then disappear back inside. At first I was confused - surely they would not show the entire collection in the dark? Luckily the lights did come on and one by one the models paraded outfits that consisted of peplum laced dresses, aqua blue scuba pants, floor-length flowing tops, aquatic printed skirts and studded net tops.
When I caught up with the lovely designers Maria Maung and Tarek Kourhani backstage, they explained the inspiration behind their Song of the Siren collection, “we started off with an acquatic, underwater theme which we then morphed into the Blessed girl – a siren who is alluring and confident, the Siren of the Sea”. The theme was illustrated through the use of a nude, gold, ivory, mint, violet and sleek black colour palette, supported by bold abstract prints inspired by the oceans.
The pieces in the show were easy to wear with a few standouts being the deep violet panelled skirts and abstract printed pant suits. The show ended with a special couture piece representing their “Siren of the Sea”, a nude floor length gown featuring a heavily textured skirt and black panel detailing. I was later disappointed to learn that this dress was not going to be produced as part of their Summer line and was only created specifically for the show. No channelling my inner goddess for me.
We’re excited to be stocking this BATM range!