Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ads



Another one of my favorite designers is Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga. Structure and detail is always included in his designs. In this Fall 2010 look, ads from either newspapers or magazines are being utilized into wearable apparel.





Picture of Balenciaga model retrieved on 3/24/10 from http://www.style.com/fashionshows/fullscreen/F2010RTW-BALENCIA/
Picture of Magazine covers retrieved on 3/24/10 from http://www.princetonlibrary.org/librarylounge/magazine_covers.JPG

Feathers


I'm telling you, Alexander McQueen is just amazing! When I saw this photo of feathers I thought of one of his last designs created for Fall 2010. Doesn't the dress look like it has golden feathers on it? Exquisite!



Picture of Alexander McQueen's Fall 2010 Dress retrieved on 3/24/10 from http://www.style.com/fashionshows/fullscreen/F2010RTW-AMCQUEEN/
Picture of feathers retrieved on 3/24/10 from http://www.henningludvigsen.com/images/uploads/tutorials/feathers-and-plumage-main.jpg

Dragons



Another masterpiece from the great Alexander McQueen and also from the Spring 2010 line are his extravagant high heel shoes.



Picture of Alexander McQueen's Dragon Shoes Spring 2010 were retrieved on 3/24/10 from http://www.shoeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/mcqueen-blue-metallic-shoes.jpg

Picture of Dragon retrieved on 3/24/10 from http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/223662/blue-dragon-black-fire.jpg

Reptiles




The late Alexander McQueen was one of my favorite designers hands down! He was so talented when it came to designing clothes that were unique and beautiful. From his Spring 2010 collection he incorporated the look of reptile scales such as a python snake along with many other designs and prints.







Picture of Alexander McQueen model Spring 2010 retrieved on 3/24/10 from http://www.style.com/fashionshows/fullscreen/S2010RTW-AMCQUEEN/
Picture of python retrieved on 3/24/10 from http://www.pythonsnake.org/ball%20python.jpg

Eastern Asia


I have one of those fancy changing boards in my apartment and it's definitely Far East Asia inspired. When I thought about what types of garments have been made in similar shapes and prints I remembered a pair of shoes and a matching purse that I had bought from "Dragons" in the mall a few years ago.



Picture of me in shoes and purse retrieved on 3/24/10 from my digital camera.
Picture of Eastern Asian board retrieved on 3/24/10 from my digital camera.

Weaves






I was prepping my son's Easter basket the other day when I noticed that in relation to apparel, his basket reminded me of the Kimono dress that was designed by Korto from Season 5 of Project Runway. It was made of seat belts! Absolutely amazing!



Picture of basket retrieved on 3/23/10 from my digital camera.
Picture of Kimono dress retrieved on 3/23/10 from http://blogs.roanoke.com/thattvblog/rate_runway_korto_507.jpg

Bricks & Herringbone




I was on campus when I noticed the patterns of the bricks that lead to different buildings and classrooms on campus and immediately thought of herringbone woolen.


Picture of bricks was retrieved on 3/23/10 by my digital camera.
Picture of model in woolen cape was retrieved on 3/23/10 from http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t45/maggie6138/maggie2/maggie3/dk3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.divasfashionblog.com/2009/09/dkny-fall-2009-coats-and-jackets.html&usg=__oYI8fcpHUuO9Iz7Sh4PBuVTT3tU=&h=503&w=328&sz=73&hl=en&start=18&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=aBA4in4ShKCrKM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=85&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dherringbone%2Bwoolen%2Bcape%2Bon%2Bmodel%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26tbs%3Disch:1

Marilyn Monroe






Marilyn Monroe was a fashion icon and a sex symbol back in the 1950' s and early 1960's before her death. She was so inspiring, that legendary designers such as Dolce and Gabbana created a look in honor of her. (Fall 2009)









Picture of Marilyn Monroe retrieved in 3/23/10 from
http://www.gallerym.com/images/work/big/associated%20press_marilyn_monroe_seven_yr_itch_L.jpg
Picture of Dolce and Gabbana Marilyn Monroe Dress Fall 2009 retrieved from
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KzaNbgMMhNU/Sax2hidy1zI/AAAAAAAAE78/V1w7_0ToMAo/s400/dolce-and-gabbana61.jpg

Bridal


I was on campus right on the other side of the Oakland parking deck when I saw this pyramid shaped architecture on the top of one of our campus buildings. Its structure reminded me of a wedding gown; very fit at the top and full at the bottom.

The picture of the architecture was retrieved on 3/23/10 from my digital camera.
The picture of the bride in her gown was retrieved on 3/23/10 from http://www.everafterplanner.com/Images/gatlinburg-wedding-dress-ball-gown.jpg

Cheetah Prints


Here I am displaying the shape of the cheetah's spots on my skirt.

The picture of me was retrieved on 3/23/10 from my digital camera.
The picture of the cheetah was retrieved on 3/23/10 from
http://www.wildlife-photo.org/catalog/animalsimages/cheetah-acinonyx-jubatus-avkj7t1102.jpg