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Vienna Insight by Karin Sawetz, publisher Fashionoffice (13 November 2014)

How I found out that Conchita Wurst's back wasn't naked at her latest TV-show appearance

Sometimes press dates uncover trivialities - but some trivialities can be essential for a great appearance. Such as I have learned today at the Wolford collection 2015 preview at hotel Sofitel in Vienna.

"A spectacular back view, Conchita Wurst" said Markus Lanz (originally in German 'Eine spektakuläre Rückenansicht...) at the TV-show 'Wetten, dass...?' on 8 November 2014 in Graz (Austria). I thought the show master had meant the naked back. But after today's press date I know that the Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst wore this body with semi-transparent back by Wolford for her live-performance of the new song 'Heroes'. Currently (from 9 to 15 November), Conchita Wurst is the star of the Crazy Horse in Paris and the first "different kind of woman" on the Parisian stage such as the entertainer states on the website of the Crazy Horse.

fig. right: The 'Image String Body' with 'Image Tights' are Wolford's 65 years anniversary pieces and will be available the whole next year through.

fig. below: The Spring/Summer 2015 items will drop to the international markets from the first spring days and can be divided into evening and day wear; the black 'Glitter & Glamour' collection of dresses, tights, and bodies are bejeweled with Swarovski crystals; leather-like leggings and wrist bands accomplish the glam-rock look. The day wear collection 'Summer Nude' shows a rich variation of nude tones - one thing is them common: all of them have a powdery make-up touch. The 'Summer Nude' collection consists of skirts, cardigans, bodies and tights; last mentioned are central at Wolford. Some of the evening tights are designed in burlesque style, others are matching the glitter-glam look. For day wear, the palette of nude colors is extensive: 12 skin tones! Bright colors are the theme at the third collection 'Colour Blocking & Dégradé' which appears in my eyes younger, more playful (such as the tights with ombré coloring) and I had the impression that I saw some sports influences at the designs; but after my wrong assumption of a naked back at 'Wetten, dass...?', I wouldn't bet on it. Let's see how the 'Colour Blocking & Dégradé' collection will be presented by Wolford in the next months. The 'Image String Body' is on view at the making-of video of the shooting by Mario Testino for Wolford.

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