Saturday, January 14, 2006

Totally Modern Vintage (The Girlie Version)

This is another great example of making a vintage coat look updated and not too retro. I love the rust coat, green glove, and blue shoe color combo.

Designers spend a lot of time trying to design the three armed jacket but if they spent half that time on creating great color combinations for the runway it would almost certainly and positively effect their retail sales.

Dries Van Noten is great with shape (both modern and ethnic) but can you really think of any other designer that is better at mixing patterns and color? His soccer field size retail space at Barneys 5th floor is a testament to the validity of this concept or maybe it is just because he is a genius.

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  1. Homme

    January 14, 2006 at 7:23 pm

    Girl: Work it! Own it!

  2. F.A.

    January 14, 2006 at 10:12 pm

    those t-strap shoes look great on her.

  3. Anonymous

    January 14, 2006 at 11:37 pm

    She looks great! So well put together!

  4. Anonymous

    January 15, 2006 at 9:07 am

    looks out of focus.

  5. Anonymous

    January 22, 2006 at 8:28 pm

    Well, I guess it’s cold enough for her to put on a coat with a huge fur collar, gloves, and a scarf (I think that’s a scarf anyway), but…it’s warm enough that she can wear cropped pants with rather open shoes? When the lower 1/4 of your body is freezing cold, it’s not fashionable.

    • Lilian

      March 11, 2013 at 4:43 am

      I could’nt agree more

  6. sc

    March 20, 2006 at 11:30 am

    those t-straps are amazing, esp. with the pants that length.

    i love your site. i wish there were more sites like it.

  7. Anonymous

    April 18, 2006 at 11:19 am

    Lovely, lovely electric blue shoes!mmmmm…

  8. Anonymous

    January 8, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I love this strappy blue shoes. They are adorable! And that coat makes her look like she just stepped out of an old cinema classic! Isn’t that what all women go for? :-)

  9. Megan

    January 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I agree with you: if designers spent more time on creating great color combos they could encourage ppl to consume (tastefully) and expand their repertoire. I wish more designers and retailers would create appealing palettes for mass market instead of the same old blacks and grays found at H&M, etc. Colorful, interesting patterns aren't just the providence of designer labels, either.

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