Thursday, May 17, 2012

Shiny like the Future

My favourite fashion theme Alien Futuristic 80s has hit the mainstream hardcore this year & I couldn't be happier. Not that I will ever see any of these items w/ my own eyes but inspiration-wise the shine, man-made materials, unusual colour schemes, and strange silhouettes are so different from anything in years.

A new emphasis is on fabric research has affected the designs themselves --- lamé jersey reminiscent of liquid mercury, hi-tech parachute material

Above three: Balenciaga - pre-fall 2012

rounded, oversized silhouettes / retro 80s / lamé / shoulder pad looks / sportswear-inspired pieces / boxy jackets / semi-structured sweaters / contrast lining / shiny pigment-treated cotton

This year, the Balenciaga inspiration was to mix 80s post-punk office wear with what we may have pictured 2012 fashion would become.

Above: Balenciaga - fall 2012

I LOVE the molten dipped ribbed knit top!

Above three: Blumarine - fall 2012

Fat round studs at Gaetano Navarra - Fall 2010

Above three: Edun - fall 2012

Above two: more Balenciaga - fall 2012

above three: Costume National - fall 2012

above three: Viktor & Rolf - fall 2012

Above two: Giambattista Valli - Spring 2012

Above four: more Blumarine - fall 2012

Acne - fall 2012

Above two: VPL - fall 2011

Reem Acra - fall 2012

Preen - spring 2012

Manish Arora - spring 2012

Gianfranco Ferre - fall 2012