There is a huge difference between everyday fashion and runway fashion. Fashion shows and designer collections are often over-the-top and the clothing is not necessarily wearable to the average person.
Some designers are known to be completely outdo themselves there season after season. During recent Spring 2014 shows, it seems completely outrageous clothing was rather prevalent. The unconventional attire is suitable for editorials in fashion magazines and performances.
Rick Owens presented perhaps the most controversial show. His models, who were not your average model - overweight and diverse. They also took the stage with fierce, angry faces. It took spotlight off the clothing and seemed Owens was more concerned with making a statement. This leads to the question of how will his actual clothing be perceived, will people understand the concept and will it sell?
Not only were the ensembles shocking, but the makeup and hair screamed Halloween costume in Thom Browne's Spring 2014 show. Looks were clown-like and all white, while makeup was caked on in white with bright red lips. The ladies looked like corpse bridesmaids. There were a few looks that may be taken out of context and toned down, but overall the idea was not intended for the average woman.
Those interested in high fashion and runway shows can take to magazines for inspiration, but must have an imagination and creative mind to translate from runway to real life.