February 6, 2010

It's Still Rock & Roll to Me

Remember how we anticipated style in the new Millenium? Would we have purple triangular collars like Judy Jetson? Would individuality be sacrificed for the greater good and mankind be forced to wear uniforms, like in Demolition Man? Unless you count Gareth Pugh's dystopic-like creations and Alexander McQueen's alien shoes, fashion is still headed for the past. Because like history, it repeats itself. Designers are easing into denim use, as it's now a mainstream luxury comparable to leather. Blending the best of both worlds is how designers like Alexander Wang and Helmut Lang are invoking the 80's to set mass trends. Welcome back to the age of jive.

Burberry Prorsum PF10, G-Star SS10, Rag & Bone SS10

From top left: Yigal Azourel jacket $979, Rick Owens jacket $1373, Alexander Wang bag $780, Mango jacket $44.99. From bottom left: Helmut Lang jacket $780 and skirt $275. Alice + Olivia dress $495 and pants $297.

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