I continue discussing figure skating fashion and today it’s pairs turn.
I’ve already discussed costumes from the short program here: Grand-Prix Final 2016: pairs short program fashion review
Evegenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov
I was so happy to see Evgenia and Vladimir wearing nice costumes for the short program! And here we go again, hello tasteless retro something!( These costumes are my main nominates for title “Worst costumes of the year”. An absolute disaster) What was the idea? Did they have any idea? Has their designer any sense of style? How can you wear this being young and beautiful? Someone threatened them? They lose a bet? To many question and no reasonable answer) There is nothing to discuss, just burn this costumes and get a new one.
Julianne Seguin and Charlie Bilodeau
I like this costumes, nice and not overdone. But I want to see more individuality. I have seen such costumes for so many times. Such dress you can order for yourself in various on-line shops. It’s ok for novices and juniors but we all expect something more sophisticated and unique from elite skaters.
Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang
For me costumes of both Chinese pairs are quite at the same level. Girls’ dresses have pretty similar concept and application. Hao Zhang usually prefers the actual costumes not just a shirt with trousers. And I really appreciate that! Interesting shirt with asymmetrical drapery. It gives me some associations with armour, Hao looks very masculine! Yu’s dress is tender and feminine. This flowery finishing reminds me of Elie Saab’s designs:
but I don’t like how finishing is placed. And I don’t like this nude illusion mesh(
Cheng Peng and Yang Jin
Lovely and tender costumes. I like his shirt with wide sleeves, it looks very romantic. Her dress is also very nice, this shade of blue looks great with her porcelain skin. Nude illusion mesh is almost invisible! Floral finishing seems to be a trend of Chinese team) I like this dress, but it doesn’t sounds like Umbrellas of Cherbourg, she can use this dress for any lyrical program. I’d like her to wear something more thematic.
Natalia Zabijako and Alexander Enbert
Usually I’m not a fan of such paintings on costumes, but I liked Natalia’s dress. I like the idea and a combination of grey and pink. I definitely have seen something like this in high fashion, but unfortunately I can’t find the prototype. Hope I’ll. The dress looks great in motion and well-matched with Alexander’s grey trousers and shirt with ombre effect. Lovely dress and it helps to highlight Natalia’s beauty, however I don’t see any connection with the music….but I’d be a great costume to Vivaldi’s Four seasons)
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford
I like the concept of this costumes and the combination of colors. Eric’s shirt has many interesting details: drapery, delicate finishing with sequins, finishing on the cuffs. He looks very romantic and I also see some hint on silk male undervest from past centuries. One look at Meagan’s dress and Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad immediately come to my mind) Yeah they’re the most popular designers among figure skaters) I love an ash rose color, but it doesn’t suit everyone. I think that it’s not the best color for Megan and Eric, in general pale colors don’t suit them much.
I put Meagan and Eric above others, but I can’t name them as my winners. Oh, lets hope diva Stolbova will be back soon and teach us some style)
See some other fashion results in free program:
- Grand-Prix Final 2016: ladies free program fashion review
- Grand-Prix Final 2016: men’s free program fashion review