Archived entries for fashion

Vogue Italia gets in with war on terror

We gotta hand it to the Italians for turning anything into high fashion
The newest issue of Vogue Italia presents “State of Emergency” fashion shots by Steven Miesel, check out the flash move from Vogue Italia site (warning: cheesy) or have a better look at these page scans.
As disturbing as they might seem to some, these are really great photos and I couldn’t help but reposting them here:
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Just in time for the 5th anniversary of Sept. 11 — what, is Vogue making some sort of political statement?
via Boing Boing

Islamic fashion

From La Repubblica
It might seem the hejab doesn’t leave much room for creativity — but it does. The Teheran government has even organized a fashion show aiming at proving that Iranian women could wear elegant and smart dresses without being corrupted by the Western culture.
Have a look at La Repubblica’s photos gallery

Bread & Butter Berlin

From 14th until 16 th July 2006
From their website: Pioneers who revolutionised the traditional tradeshow landscape thanks to a new concept: No generalists, but specialists with a clear definition of their segments, who are resolved to present progressive, contemporary clothing culture right through to the top. Visionaries, who recognise market needs and put them into action. Courageous to come up with unorthodox solutions. Professing sensitivity and passion for the culture in which they are at home.

Read more about Berlin as fashion city

Last supper

I usually have zero interest in fashion shows. Except when it comes to the graduation show of the Fashion Department at the Antwerp Royal Academy.

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Big favourite is Koji Arai‘s “Last Supper” collection (images above). The young designer’s graduation work is on show at the MOMU, the Mode Museum in Antwerp (Belgium) until August 13.

But i still had eyes for: “Save a horse, ride a cowboy” by Berivan Meyer, Mikio Sakabe‘s “20XX A/W”, and Johanna Trudzinski‘s “With my own two hands.”

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extreme fashion!

Soft Electric


At the ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program) Spring Show there were plenty of lovely girl-gadgets on display. This capelet, titled Soft Electric by Grace Kim was among them. From Grace’s site:

“The capelet was knitted and felted by hand. It is embroidered with conductive thread. The thread carries electric current to LEDs that are beaded into the embroidery, making the electronic current part of the garment’s adornment. The LED beads flicker, acting like a sequin in the light.”

There are links to video of the garment in action at the project site. I saw the piece on display and can attest to the lovely craft-conscious approach taken by the creator. So don’t think blinkie lights, think blendie lights which sparkle prettily like little jewels.

more from ITP!

Inflatable Breasts Dress

Remember the Bikini lifejackets or the Nipple enhancers Samantha and Miranda were wearing in Sex & the City?

Well, Doria Fan has something better for you (unless you’d rather go for drastic solutions.)


Her Inflatable Breasts Dress allows you pump up your breasts to whatever size you want, and adjust them on the fly. Because of the location of the valves, you can inflate your breasts before you put on the dress, or have someone else blow them up for you while you wear it.

One wearer said the dress was very comfortable and also gave her a different sense of personal space. With large inflated breasts, she felt like she had a protective zone.

More inflatable garments: the Fat Suits, the irresistible Uniblow outfits, inflatable robot suit, Modes for urban moods and inflatable wedding dress (new link), Moreno Ferrari, Wearable crisis management, Aeolian rides.

I proudly announce that this project is from my school! Though that nipple effect is a little weird, and you *blow* into the brests?? Little perv!

Via we make money not art

Accidental FSM couture?

Xeni Jardin:
I’m fairly confident that this outfit from designer Jeremy Scott’s fall 2006 collection is not an homage to the Flying Spaghetti Monster’s meatballs and noodly appendages. Still, stranger things have fannied down the runway before. Link to photoset in the online magazine ZOOZOOM (gag, ack, horrible unlinkable Flash interface!), click on “Jeremy Scott,” it’s the first photo. (thanks Susannah Breslin!)

Italian designers probably squirm in horror for this… \”ugh, how american!\”

Wet Wet Kid Cosplay Generation

Almond Chu photo exhibition at the Shangai Street Artspace.

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More images. Related: Cao Fei’s pictures of Cosplayers.

Via we make money not art

Stella for H&M launch on flickr


The Stella McCartney for H&M collection launched worldwide today. Since there’s no H&M storefront in Los Angeles, I’ve been watching it go down on flickr. West Coast stores haven’t opened at the time of this entry but I’m hoping Bay Area fashionistas represent as the day progresses. For now, check stella and HM tags for a few cellphone self-portraits of bargain hunters in H&M dressing rooms ’round the world.

[photo: Anna Fashionista]

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