Thursday, December 22, 2011
white on white
I am still obsessed with Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2011- the white on white on white is so startling without feeling clinical or cold. I'm a huge fan of one colour head-to-toe and I'd like to give this white on white business a go this spring/summer. I especially like how all these runway looks were created with similar pieces.
I've broken the images down and come out with 10 items:
1. vest (with cross-strap)
2. sleeveless twist/drape top
3. wide quilted belt
4. mini skirt with wide quilted waistband
5. long side cut-out skirt
6. half-vest with horizontal straps
7. one-armed jacket
8. quilted chest piece
9. cropped pants
10. jacket with buttons
...11. of course, a white pair of shoes also
This is probably enough items to wear head-to-toe white every day in the spring and summer, which is kind of an interesting "futuristic" idea to me. I recently read this great Vanity Fair article about the devolution of fashion and dressing. It got me thinking about the future, and also the past's idea of the future. What will we dress like in 100 years? I like to think (or hope) it will look like a scene out of The Fifth Element.
Also, all-white outfits make me think of Oskar in Jonathan Safran Foer's book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which incidentally I discovered was turned into a movie that comes out this January. Great book, hopefully the movie will live up to it.