Sunday, April 20, 2008

Oh, Alexander

I was a bit more than amused at work yesterday when I realized that my boss happened to be wearing the same shirt that I was . I don't think he realized though..ha...With this, I am brought to the point of this post, androgyny, which has been popular for quite some time now. The most poignant (right word?) example of this gender-evasive style of dress is probably Alexander Wang's F 08 ready-to-wear collection. I must confess that when I first saw the collection, I didn't get it. I thought it to be an uninspired attempt to bring grunge back, albeit with a darker silhouette. *excuse this singular instance of fashion blasphemy* I now realize the error of my

The collection is sheer street-style perfection. The hardest part of this post, actually, was trying not to post every look, though tempting the thought was. Soo much of this collection ended up in my inspiration folder! I don't know what I was thinking the first time around.


Secretista said...

I love this look.

Fashion Ivy said...

I loved his collection. My first impression was the grunge look. but then i looked at it differently and i saw his aim

Rich Hippie said...

so true fashion ivy, im a big fan of grunge (both music and style) i like to contradict the look against hippie chicness, since they both have this laid back boheimian feel.

Love your blog by the way (KiM) i loving the lay out and how did you get you like details (like discription and stuff) on the opposite site?

Anyway thanks for visiting my blog!

Charlotte said...

I love this look too but I miss some stroke of colour somewhere.

Kim said...

secretista: me too! my love is currently verging on obsession.

fashion ivy: i'm glad i'm not the only one who didn't get it at first.

rich hippie: thanks!!! i like your blog as well. switching sides is pretty simple. just look for a template with a left side option. there's no way that I know of to manually shift sides. everything's preset.

charlotte: i love color too, but i think the absence of color here lends to the androgynous feel.. color/print tend to indicate gender(for instance:polka dots=feminine, while stripes=masculine..usually), so removing them blurs the gender line even more creating gender-less style. alexander wang is a genius..just my opinion though.