Thursday, March 2, 2017

What is Deconstruction Fashion?




What is Deconstruction Fashion?   

Some say that it challenges the traditional perception of beauty.  Others say it is the epitome of beauty.  It is easy to spot.  It's characteristics include fraying, raw edges, zippers that show, linings that are falling out, hemlines that are everywhere (on the same garment), pieces put together that don't belong, and garments that look like they are coming apart.  
This trend has been on the market for sometime, but recently we have seen more than usual on the runways of New York and Paris.

"Deconstructionism" has been around for some time.  It was the brainchild of French philosopher Jacques Derrida in the late 1960's.  He defined it as "the process of breaking down established forms".The term originally applied to text, but also describes the breaking down of normal boundaries, challenging the norm and manipulating the given.

Deconstructionism when applied to Fashion looks like this................


I don't mean to make light of what some may feel is "true" fashion, BUT I think the sleeves are upside down.  I recall a beginning sewing student who tried to do this.
Paris Fashion Week 2015  Vanessa Jackman


I will withhold my comments on the rest of these examples............you decide for yourself.
Try to visualize wearing  these to the next office party or to church or dinner date.

Lavandula


Hood by Air  SS16


Thierry Mugler



Jacquemus
Yoji Yamamoto

Yoji Yamamoto

Yoji Yamamoto


Helen van Rees


These two might be a possibility..... (if I can find the armholes in the green dress)

Diesel M-Tribe Sweater, All Saints Aime Trench dress



Why should we girls have all the fun.  These might be nice for your guy!


Greg Lauren   2016



This deconstruction has been around for awhile.  Many have embraced the look.  I'm a little too old for that many holes in my jeans, BUT perhaps some of you could pull it off.





I find this nice crispy cotton blouse rather charming.  I wonder if those interesting ties can be undone for laundering and ironing purposes?

Aganovich   Fall 2016





I am not here to pass judgment.  I have always taken what ever is trending at the time and made adjustments to fit my own style and my age. 

 Hmmmmmm....... maybe I could take the hem out of my jean bottoms and let them fray........ after all, I want to be part of the deconstruction look.








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Monday, February 27, 2017

Influence of the 70's in my new tunic top from Xhilaration

It's a blustery day on the runway

And I'm thinking Spring, again!

I just picked up this Bell Sleeve shift dress or tunic by Xhilaration.

The little ruffle collar comes together when tied to make a keyhole neckline.  The fabric is 100% rayon and is easy care. 

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Little brass buttons down the front lend a romantic edge.  



The bell sleeves with a bias cut ruffle at the bottom are reminiscent of the 70's.


The mustard, lavender and white flowered print softly flows from the 70's to the present.



You can find the tunic/dress here:    click
It is just $27.99



I am wearing my black BRIGITTE ANKLE PANTS from Chico's.

They incorporate a hidden fit technology that slims and smooths the silhouette.  They sit just below the natural waistline and the rayon, nylon and spandex blend provide a comfortable stretch.

They come in a variety of prints and colors.





Fashion is cyclical.  The 70's inspired fashion designs started popping up on the runways in Spring/Summer of 2015 and have proven to have staying power.  I found some photos of designs from the 70's ...............
 you can judge the similarities yourself.

Stevie Nicks


Germaine Greer

Twiggy  Getty


1970 models   French Elle

moda pourfemme.it

For those of us who remember the 70's......
remember the fashions as being soft and free.

It's good to bring that feeling back!



Like a true Nature’s child, we were born, born to be wild.
~ Steppenwolf
Like a true Nature’s child, we were born, born to be wild.
~ Stepp
~ Steppenwolfenwolf

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

5 Fashion Trends your Grandmother would not understand


Throughout history there has always been a generational fashion gap.
What may be trending for one generation will not be understood by their Grandmothers or even Mothers.
I remember my Mom's concern  (disappointment) when she found that I had a skimpy bikini bathing suit, hot pants and mini skirts. (1970)

I remember my Mom telling me that when she was a teenager, she had her hair "bobbed" (short haircut 1920's) and her Grandmother thought she had become a reckless woman!

Today is no exception.  

I present to you FIVE  fashion trends of today that would NOT be understood or accepted by our grandmothers!

1.  HOLY JEANS 
(and I don't mean it in a religious way)
"Why on earth,"  Grandma would say, "would you want to wear worn out jeans?"

lookasticru.com
merricksart.com
merricksart.com

 2.  OVERSIZED SWEATERS
"Oh my,"  Grandma would ask, "didn't they have your size?"


Just the Design
Pinterest
FashionGum.com


3.  SANDAL BOOTS
"Don't we wear boots to keep our feet dry?"  Grandma would ask.  "Why would you want holes in them?"


Lyst.com

survivalrules.com

By Graywold Live


4.  BARE SHOULDER SWEATERS
"You're going to freeze your behind off, wearing that sweater,"  Grandma exclaimed!

Daily Chic

pinterest

Fashion Struck Storenvy




5.  TIGHT FITTING CLOTHING
"What if you need to put something in your pocket?"  asked Grandma.
American Eagle Outfitters





"What will the boys think?"  she said shaking her head
WordPress.com


"Are those painted on?" she inquired.
TheChive.com





So when your Grandma rolls her eyes as you pass by in the latest trending style, give her a big hug and 
REMEMBER.....  her Grandmother did the same to her.

I call it the "generational fashion gap"












Monday, February 20, 2017

Mirror Print tunic



I'm thinking ahead to Spring......  can't wait to get this white skin into the tanning sun.


I recently found this floral mirror print tunic top at Steinmart.  This beautiful design carries the V Cristina label.
The polyester woven fabric has a silky airy feel as it flows in the wind on this blustery day.




Luxe beading and studs circle the neckline and travel down the sleeves.






Notice how well the mirrored fabric is matched at the armseye so that the floral design continues unbroken into the sleeve.


The dropped back provides interest to the hemline and a definite slimming effect.


To see more of this tunic top:




Trending Mirrored Prints can be found everywhere you turn.  I found some others for you to view.
















I have styled my new Spring find with BRIGITTE ANKLE PANTS from Chico's.

They incorporate a hidden fit technology that slims and smooths the silhouette.  They sit just below the natural waistline and the rayon, nylon and spandex blend provide a comfortable stretch.

They come in a variety of prints and colors.












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