Yesterday, as I was waiting in a rather depressing hospital in a room called "Box 2" (you can't BOX me in…it's just not right…), a debut presentation by new label Heal was taking place which I was supposed to go to. I'm posting about it without having seen the clothes in person hoping that the name will speed up my recovery. In any case, the images on their website give enough cause to warrant a post. The Schiapparelli vibe is most certainly in the house what with the lobsters and exo-skeletal thing. Whilst we await what is to happen to thise house that is supposedly getting a revival I'm quite content to see these contemporary re-interpretations though.
Heal is made up of Herve, who concentrates on the shapes, cutting and forms and Alice who is an illustrator… that's about all I can gather from the fairly long French bio. Anatomical parts and fashion can be a tricky path to tread; overly literal and you can start freaking people out. The idea though is that from body parts, organic and natural looking beauty can manifest itself. I guess in Heal's case, it has worked for them. Even the cartoon-like lobster dress has a certain finesse to it. Of course, being obsessed with navy, it's the darker pieces with the body moulding, cups and subtle embellishments that are making my heart flutter. How's about I pop on one of these dresses with some jewelled flats and go about my merry way with my crutches?