I don’t understand how this dress is constructed. Are the two fabric sewed together? Or just draped one on top of the other?
The general effect is not bad but the length of the skirt is not very flattering on this girl. However I appreciate the effort of trying to be supercool!
At the moment, we live in Dublin, Ireland. Interestingly brogue shoes originated in Ireland/Scotland. They were designed to allow water to drain easily. I have to mention, we must be really-super behind the times here in Dublin because I’m not seeing anyone wearing them this season yet.
ps love the brogues this young lady is sporting
I could never in a million years pull of the man version of this outfit, but this young lady does it well. There is some mayjah movement in that dress! The shoes are on trend for the moment. What time is it? ITS FASHION TIME! :)
VERY glad to see more street-style. The Italian and French classics are great, but in large part could come from 1991 as easily as 2011 (for the men, anyway). Bring on the experiments that challenge our eyes and assumptions!
The pose is what makes this image for me. She is all angles: her feet are in a ballet third position, her head is lowered, her right arm is up to her ear, and her left arm forms a line in front of her so she can see her watch. The whole thing produces a nice, active geometry that contrasts with the soft, curving billows of her outfit. Another good photo…
The shoes are GREAT. Glad that she went with a black and white choice for her shoes. They’re very in tune with the platform shoes that were presented on the runway from Comme Des Garcons. Bright outfit with neutral shoes. Perfect!!
This dress looks very much like the deconstructed “Japanese” inspired clothes designed in the late eighties early nineties by various groups be it Japanese, Belgian or South Pacific.
Complicated , original, edgy and intriguing!
It seems to me that I am the only one who is not completely overwhelmed by this outfit but whatever, lets spice things up!
After all, this discussion is all about expressing our views and it would be boring without a variety of opinions.
Honestly, this look seems rather tacky to me, and i dont mean that in a good way. too much patchwork-y dress and the tomboy-is creepers dont get along very well.
But i appreciate a lot that you capture different styles and didnt stick to the conformist “skinny girls, long legs and hair, chanel handbag in one hand, starbuck in the other one” category.
Keep going Scott, I am ahuge fan of your blog and your persona.
I think the dress is one of the SUPER EXPENSIVE (read 2 & 3 thousand dollars each!) scarf dresses that Comme des Garcons did for this season. They are truly works of art! (And they run really small- hey, it can’t hurt to try on, right?).
Well, it works well (garners a look-see) in Paris and on a fashionista. But is it attractive? Should one always aim at attractive when getting dressed? And if not does one truly want to “wear” a work of art? This is what I question while perusing this photo.
I’m divided. Part of me wishes she had chosen a minimalist, precise heel to emphasize the rhythm of the draping and take some of the weight out, but the other part of me respects a good “fuck you” to both aesthetic balance AND heels.
I also like the idea of the skirt as a maxi, with the brogues peeping out from beneath!
This dress doesn’t suit her…at all. She seems disguised. This dress could suit (eventually) for a very tall and skinny girl. But I admit it, it’s just a personal point of view.
Edith ‘Little Edie’ Bouvier Beale: This is the best thing to wear for today, you understand. Because I don’t like women in skirts and the best thing is to wear pantyhose or some pants under a short skirt, I think. Then you have the pants under the skirt and then you can pull the stockings up over the pants underneath the skirt. And you can always take off the skirt and use it as a cape. So I think this is the best costume for today. (Grey Gardens 1975)