Opposites Attract: Wearing it Backwards

This is just an observation on wearing clothes in ways other than originally intended. For example: wearing clothes inside out, backwards, upside down, on the wrong body part, etc… Last week the early 90’s rap duo, Kris Kross, came to mind, I was thinking about how they used to wear their baseball jerseys and pants backwards.  Maybe it was a gimmick, maybe their manager, Jermaine Dupri packaged their look, just as Mclaren and Westwood created the Sex Pistols‘s look, whatever it was…I liked what they were doing.  It was so different, they didn’t alter the clothing, they just turned it around.  That … Continue reading Opposites Attract: Wearing it Backwards

Sci-Fi Themes in Fashion

In 2003, I had to come up with a collection for a Fashion Merchandising class. My theme was a line of contemporary tops and jackets that were influenced by science-fiction.  It was a combination of clean ’60’s space-age style and utilitarian, sort of something an off-duty space cadet would wear, I named the line “Brave New Girl.” In doing this assignment, I did a lot of research and one of the things that really stuck with me for some reason, was finding out just how many genres and sub-genres of science-fiction there are, it’s attached to almost anything, from aesthetics … Continue reading Sci-Fi Themes in Fashion

Cardin: Space-Age Design is Back to the Future

Pierre Cardin (88) returns to the runway after 10 years. His current Spring 2011 collection is an updated take on his 1960’s space-age designs, and unfortunately lacking in spirit and design compared to the original. (see above) According to The New York Daily News (9/29/2010), he’s not too thrilled about this collection himself, due to it being designed mostly by licensees who don’t take risks, which Cardin believes is a problem with designers today. (S/S 2011 collection below) It’s almost impossible to update the future, especially a cool imaginary one that he and other designers in this genre of fashion … Continue reading Cardin: Space-Age Design is Back to the Future

Velvet! Fall 2010 Mood Board

    There are few fabrics that can be classified as both rock and royal at the same time, velvet is one of them. There are many types, but in my opinion, crushed and burnt has the most personality, with it’s variance in color and texture.   For now velvet is at home on the street, not head to toe velvet, unless it’s the Bodkin catsuit, but as accents, trims, or one strong piece, be it shoes, skirt, jacket, vest, or a simple dress silhouette.  A little goes a long way and dressing it down is key.  Think rocker, crushed … Continue reading Velvet! Fall 2010 Mood Board

Blade Runner Style

I have a thing for sci-fiction fashion. It’s so imaginative, highly functional and looks amazing while in action. Blade Runner (1982) has to be my favorite sci-fi film in terms of style, very inspiring, borrowing elements from film noir, its futuristic and classic at once.   Rachel’s 1940’s inspired suit with shoulder pads, looks amazing in 2019 Here’s a modern day interp.   Classic Pris layering from Blade Runner. Love this look, it’s so scrappy,  textured coat, with oversize bag, and legwarmers with wedge heels. Love this all in one, cardi/leggings combo, by Marios, reminds me of a modern day … Continue reading Blade Runner Style