Any designer whos aesthetic even remotely reminds me of Margiela gets my attention. Design duo Vilsbøl de Arce out of Denmark undeniably live in the world of avant-garde fashion, favoring an often dark palette to highlight dramatic silhouettes and bodysuits with huge padded shoulders (seen recently at Apartment in Berlin). The bodysuits from their fall line bear a striking resemblance to Rainbow Brite and the Color Kids, except they've grown up, moved far away from Rainbow Land, shed their color-coordinated outfits, and opted for black instead! To be fair, there were colored versions of these too for their spring range, but I like the black better (and it fits better with my Rainbow-Brite-all-grown-up metaphor).
The rest of their fall line was amazing too- I'm not going all Gaga on you! Also stunning are the huge pockets, meticulous draping and weaving, and cut-outs created from sharp angles that somehow still look very organic.
Vilsbøl de Arce showed their Spring 2010 collection last week in Copenhagen, and once again included some fun bodysuits. I need to get my hands on some of those slit shorts or pants- I would have liked to have seen the nude pair on a darker skinned model though. Without the contrast, you lose the detail. Tons more great shoulder shapes remind me I need to look into those portable foam pads I mentioned awhile ago.