>> I really wanted to avoid posting Tour de Force's new S/S 10 collection on the day of Halloween when many will say "Hehehe… that's great… for A COSTUME…".  As I've found out walking around shopping and being attracted to the pieces that err towards the showy side of things (I'm fast gaining myself the nickname of "Showpiece"), my costume-tolerance level is pretty high.  Actually, TDF's press release threw out a fairly spot-on description of her garments (Camille of Tour de Force is moving into apparel) and hats.  That they are supposed to be "VISUAL CATALYSTS".  So with a collection inspired by the lines and architectural innovations of Buckminister Fuller as well as other elements like English maypole and gladiator helmets, rather than being reminded of last minute costume options (I'm on EST where people are queueing up around the block at costume places…), when incorporated with simpler things, as with most of the 'Showpieces' that I tend to veer towards, all of TDF's pieces can be toned down and are merely visual catalysts to ramp up an outfit.  

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Comments (38)

  1. Acai says:

    Looks very beautiful!

  2. Ganymede Girl says:

    I LOVE the gladiator hat!

  3. Carina says:

    the last three pieces are my personal favorite

  4. They’re all incredible but the gladiator hat is soooo good.

  5. aoi neko says:

    Chain belt is inspired! Black and white jacket is fun!
    Feels like it’s time to get out the scissor…

  6. Brigadeiro says:

    Absolutely wicked! Love the 3rd hat, the black ‘woven’ jacket and the grey pleated skirt/dress…amazing!

  7. ClaraSmiles says:

    really cute 🙂

  8. The third to last… I WANT!

  9. Catriona says:

    I agree, the gladiator hat is great!I love the purpley greys theme….
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  10. Kirsten says:

    wowwww this are really awesome! i love the unicorn type hat!
    {uninhibited fashion}

  11. Eline says:

    Aaah the second to last dress is absolutely fabulous! I woudl definitely wear that but is it the pixels that are off on these photos or is the rest not so perfectly made? Not poorly but I’d expect better for something as geometric as this?

  12. Sam says:

    Love the gladiator hat!
    I wish i had come on here yesterday.
    I have just started a blog and would love some visitors and comments/help.

  13. WOW theyre Amazing!!! Love them all, especially the skirts!

  14. Marta says:

    Oh I love the last headpiece! And all the skirts!

  15. Great pieces and never lose the costume drama love!

  16. courtney says:

    wow. thanks so much for doing a post on this…. all of those outfits & accessories are amazing! i’m already addicted.

  17. lizz says:

    WOW. They are all gorgeous and so interesting to look at! the sixth is my fave. beautiful!

  18. Beautiful pieces. I love the skirt in the first picture

  19. The hats are amazing!!!

  20. Andrea says:

    thank you for introducing me to this collection by tour de force. the third picture from the bottom, i’m in love with that dress and its high waisted pleating. cheers from california. [www.shewilldressherself.blogspot.com]

  21. Sabine says:

    The dresses are beautiful, especially the grey-black-white pleated one.

  22. hek says:

    This is cool! Love the dress, the one on pic no 7. Very nice:)

  23. susie_bubble says:

    Eline: I took the images from a PDF and sometimes they can be a bit grainy…depending on the compression…

  24. cassie says:

    the colours and shapes are stunning. really like the second photo x

  25. KD says:

    Absolutely amazing! She seems to have taken her inspiration rather literally, which in this case is not bad thing.

  26. jazzm says:

    have you seen the Arnsdorf collection this year(http://arnsdorf.swappler.com/collections)? it’s an australian label with the most incredible jersey dresses, but the website deosn’t show them properly at all!

  27. Jasmine says:

    These skirts are amazing! I like that she’s taken the inspiration so literally. Great pieces!

  28. Those dresses and hats are very stylish and unique. thanks for the post.

  29. smilla says:

    You know what; I love your blog, great sense of style, interesting posts all over. Yeah!

  30. makeup ideas says:

    the perfect red lips 🙂

  31. Gorgeous! The entire concept is rad from the clothes, the makeup to the facial expression!

  32. i love the style on the 4th picture 🙂

  33. Pam says:

    love it!

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