Sunday, September 30, 2012
André Leon Talley curated the new, Little Black Dress, exhibit at the SCAD Museum of Art. This exhibit conveys the one staple favorite that continues to remain true to the fashion industry as time moves on, the little black dress. “Little Black Dress” is composed of eighty alluring variations of the evening wear that was made popular by the late Coco Chanel. Within this exhibit there are some vintage pieces scattered about, some of which include: a 1957 lace cage Balenciaga, a 1907 Mariano Fortuny pleated silk Delphos dress and a silk and paper taffeta Pierre Cardin tiered dress from the 1960s. Aside from the select few vintage pieces the majority of the show consists of fashion at this moment in time. There are designs from recent SCAD graduates within the exhibit as well. You are able to see the evolution of the little black dress as you walk through the show, witnessing the differentiating in draping and silhouette from dress to dress. The rich red backdrop brings forth the glamor this dresses deserve to be shown in. This exhibit was absolutely beautiful to walk through and also learn from.
Monday, September 24, 2012
it is nothing new to the fashion industry to be inspired by history. in today’s world designers may mean to take fashion from the past and reinterpret it, other times it may just be instinctively done. picking out the small historic details of the designs walking down the runway each season is quite exciting. and example would be the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 collection.
whether or not the collection, or specifically the “cape” pieces covering the shoulders, were and interpretation of a historical piece of clothing one can easily pull resemblances from history. the garrick coat is iconic piece in the fashion world and was made to product the wearer from the outdoor elements. the “capes” in the Burberry collection have a small sense of this style.
Monday, September 10, 2012
inspiration…a simple word with so much depth. yes we have all seen the designers that are inspired by the more than ordinary things in life. honestly i am not sure how many more fashion lines i can witness walk down the runway that are inspired by the military. fashion is a job yes, but in my eye the people with the best sense of style look at it as their hobby. we live in a world full of inspiration, you have nature, people in our lives, events in the past, emotions, and so on. i love the fashionista who takes from personal experiences and develops a divine style. dress for yourself, we are not put on this earth to get approval from everyone we know.