Sharon Wauchob Does Dominatrix
PARIS, February 28, 2005 - On Monday afternoon in Paris, Irish
designer Sharon Wauchob sent out an edgy collection that would
have sent dominatrix -leaning connoisseurs into seventh heaven.
The opening outfit, a transparent top worn with studded jeans above
spiked stilettos, was only a whip's crack away from leather belts
that intertwined the thighs, or gloves impaled with gold medallions.
And then the soundtrack ground out the lyrics "no apologies for weapons of mass destruction".
Or lack thereof - might one add.
But to reduce it all to a celebration of S&M would do injustice to the
creativity that Ms. Wauchob displayed. Take a closer look at the complex layering,
the plumes that trimmed jackets and gloves, the fringe that fell from deconstructed
scarves, or the reptile skin that was intricately pealed back to form a zigzag
jacket, and what you would is oodles of talent.
The show packed heat, and that was certainly a welcome contrast to the bone-numbing
cold that has gripped Paris.