Written by Natasha Lawrence
We get it. Fashion is super weird. We’ve experienced the looks at the Thanksgiving table because we think one Paula Mendoza earring is cooler than two. Our mothers will never understand our love of YSl Opium pumps. Men are often not lured in by our Rachel Comey culottes.
We repeat: We get it. But, as self described “fashion girls“, we see clothing as a statement. A work of art. An expression of self. These views are not far off from most others who live for the next Dries collection. But, even we can admit that fashion does sometimes push the boundaries of avant-garde. Here’s what we’re talking about:
Viktor & Rolf’s F/W 2005 Collection – Namely the “pillow dresses”
It’s safe to say, that in 2005, Viktor & Rolf coined the idea of “I woke up like this”, with their pillow dresses. Crimped hair splayed out on beautiful pillows, dresses made to look like duvets. We won’t lie: We kind of wish such dresses were acceptable on the subway some chilly winter mornings. Vogue’s Sara Mower said the collection was “surprisingly chic renderings of bedclothes”, while those who read Elle at the grocery store thought “WTF is going on”.
Moschino Couture 1989 “Cruise Me Baby” – Namely the Life Preserver Jacket
Maybe it’s just us, or maybe it was the 80s…whatever it is, even we can see how weird Moschino’s “Cruise Me Baby” 1989 Couture collection was. To be fair, the brand has always erred on the side of “whimsical”, and has always based their collections on “the everyday”. Our main question: Do those blow holes actually inflate any party of the jacket?
Chanel’s S/S 2013 Hula Hoop Bag
As fashion folk, we love this bag. We want it to hang on our wall. We want to walk down the street with it. We want all our friends to be jealous. However, we can see how some may think this bag is odd and impractical. How does one walk through narrow doorways? What happens if you have to go to a fine China store? What if you’re talking the subway? King Karl explained the bag’s intended use to The Daily Telegraph: “It’s for the beach. You need space for the beach towel. And then you can put it into the sand and hang things on it.” It actually makes total sense. What still boggles a lot of minds though is paying $2,400 for a beach bag.
Alexander McQueen S/S 2010 – Namely the Armadillo Shoes
To this day, Alexander McQueen’s Plato’s Atlantis S/S 2010 show is our favourite. It is fashion. And, we’d have a hard time admitting we wouldn’t sell an arm for a pair of Armadillo shoes – nay, we’d settle for just one shoe of the pair. Most, if not all, non-fashion folk shake their heads at this collection and look at us fashion folk like we’re crazy. But, if this collections captures you’re heart and imagination like it does ours, then welcome to the club of true fashion lovers.