In only his second season as Iceberg's women's creative director, French-born Alexis Martial showed that his style is really unmistakably unique -- certainly like nothing we have seen during this fashion season, or planet Earth for that matter.
Fit for a women in search of supernatural life forms in faraway galaxies, Martial's fall winter collection is chalk-full of futuristic designs with space-age accents and elements.
Inspired by an "acid moonlight party getaway" aka Alpine rave party, neoprene jackets and tops were accompanied by fur-lined collars that looked more like neck braces rather than something one would wear to a peppermint schnapps-spiked hot cocoa winter bonfire party. Form-fitting white turtlenecks and metallic sweaters were paired with gauzy white skirts, which infused the collection with an ultra-feminine side.
Rubber belts fastened rigid military suits, jackets, wrap mini skirts and tops, while transparent rectangles on tops and knits provided the WTH moment of the afternoon.
Martial, little known by the fashion world, but certainly no stranger, has worked with Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Paco Rabanne. Martial follows in the footsteps of a line of top designers like Dsquared2 and Giambattista Valli, who have also worked for the Iceberg maison over the years. When he was hired, he told Now Fashion that his goal is to infuse Iceberg's women's line with a "playful" edge.
Martial certainly achieved that, but perhaps in order to understand his vision, one actually has to have been at the acid moonlight party that inspired him in the first place.