“I know no way of judging the future but by the past” – Elaine Maxwell
There is an undoubtedly strong link between the past and the future within everything that we do. The way we are brought up shapes our adulthood. When we look on the past we realize how important all of that really was. In fashion, we see trends come and go, and come and go. But in a way, what has come and gone has shaped what is still yet to be. I guess there is nothing new these days; someone else before you has done it all already, but you can do a better job of it, with the clarity of the past paving way for better creations, thought processes and a bigger, stronger imagination. These are some designer collections from 2007 – 2011 that have shaped the current trends of 2012 and 2013. Its strange how you can actually see bits and pieces of these in current runways trends. Each outfit above would be deemed socially acceptable today!
From top left: Betty Jackson Fall 2011
Charles Anastase Spring 2010
Alexander Wang Spring 2009
Bottom right: Balenciage Spring 2008
Bottom left: Donna Karan Spring 2007
So i made my own collage, it’s pretty wild! Im not sure if i’ve captured the ‘mood’ of the outfits in the background pictures, but i think Closet Collage could dig!
This is a display of one of my favourite trends: transparent wear. The featherweight, sheer materials like silk chiffon, organza, and mousseline have a romance about them that this trend captures so perfectly.
I have been looking for a specific pair of dungarees for nearly a year until i found these at a denim warehouse in the middle of nowhere last week. It was a Thank The Heavens moment for me. The still intact paper tag read Old Navy, size small, $35. I don’t think they’ve ever been worn! I wish i looked somewhat more happy in these pictures. It was on Saturday morning and i had Kent Andreason over at my flat taking pictures of Tom for the new Alex Knost/RVCA range for AStoreIsGood. So while I was hiding in the shadows and got these snapped in less than 5 minutes during an outfit change.
flatform shoes: Zara
white tee: the label reads ‘Country Seat’, its second-hand from a church fate.
Jessie Cohen is the blogger behind Closet Collage. A magazine hourder from birth (im guessing) she makes all of her collages by hand! Her pinterest page is amazing – all of Jessie’s work is displayed in colourful columns, fashioned with her picks of the lastest runway trends, and some old ones that still haven’t left us.
When i see these collages it makes me itch to work with my hands!
In the above collages we have in picture 1. Mary Katrantzou, Fall 2012, 2. Louis Vuitton, Spring 2010, 3. Jenni Kayne, Resort 2013, 4. Stella McCartney, Resort 2013 (I AM IN LOVE!) and 5. Jonathan Saunders, Fall 2012.
Found this old silk scarf at my parents home in the cupboard where all the old things from the past that is forgotten go, until one day it is rediscovered and loved once more. This scarf is one of the items that was well worth discovering again. Over the time of Halloween, i thought about going as a bird. These photographs depict my process of imagining up an outfit, but unfortunately it doesn’t display the final product - i dressed up as a character from The Battle Royale instead.
Emily’s beside table, Clarks, Olive in Woodstock, a photo by Purienne.
These are my Summer shoes. I wear them most days and never tred too hard in case i scuff them.
Plaited brown leather sandals from Babette.
Its seems like its Autumn everywhere at the moment, except for South Africa. But we’re still having weird in-between weather that is sometimes scorching hot, and other times quite chilly. So we can still take part in dressing up in thin layers to stay warm. This outfit is a perfect example of what im trying to say.
But what first got me interested in this lady’s style were her hair horns. Im currently trying to grow out my fringe, and anyone with a fringe knows how hard this can be. And when i part it to the sides, my hair does this funny thing where it stands up and the ends flop down, like two little horns. But after seeing this photo, im inspired to get into it! The best part about this hair style is that you have the option of letting your fringe down or styling it up (something i never even fathomed for the last four years of having a fringe). A curling iron would probably do the trick best, accompanied by hair spray.
Seen on The Sartorialist