Sunday, September 22, 2013

Great Minds Think Alike Part 2

Prada SS14 // Tata Naka SS14

Prada SS14 // Tata Naka SS13

Some more shared inspiration from the spring runways, this time via Prada and Tata Naka.  I cannot even put into words how awesome Prada's spring show was, but if the silhouetted bra top colorblocking and face prints looked familiar, it's probably because you also saw them at Tata Naka.  Prada's spring show was actually somewhat of an amalgamation of Tata Naka Spring 2013 and 2014 - plus crystals, plus athletic socks, plus the most awesome furs you've ever seen in your life.  I want it all.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Great Minds Think Alike


Erdem // Prabal Gurung

While I was clicking through the images of the Erdem show on, I stumbled across a dress I thought I had seen before.  It only took a short while to recall where, as it was only a few days earlier that I had seen it - or, as it turns out, a very similar dress - at Prabal Gurung.  Apparently Coca-Cola isn't the only thing inspiring multiple designers this spring.  The black and white dress has shown up on several runways, and were it not for the shoes and slightly different (but still slicked back I must note) hair, I would say these two were from the same collection.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Sugar Crush


The title is also a reference to the soul-sucking wallet-emptying iPhone game Candy Crush, but what I really want to focus on here is the appearance of everyone's favorite soft drink on the Spring 2014 runways.  It seems designers are crushing hard on Coca-Cola, as both Marc Jacobs and Ashish showed classic Coke themed tops for spring.  Ashish's show featured the logo on his signature sequined tanks and tees, and accessories ranging from grocery bags to crowns to traditional Indian- and African- inspired jewelry highlighted the multicultural ethos of the global beverage.  Jacobs' collection was predominantly Victorian grunge, but just as he slipped in that Mickey Mouse sweatshirt amongst the mod offerings last spring, he again chose to accentuate a singular lounge piece with a bit of pop culture.  Fashion is at a unique moment in time now, with the internet and the pervasiveness of street style having brought what was once highly exclusive to the masses, so it is refreshing to see designers embracing this with a nod to one of the greatest socioeconomic equalizers in history.