So, there’s this trend. It’s called every major magazine putting the same “it” dress on their covers at the same time. Last summer, it was the Miu Miu appliqué, square neck, flower dress, which to be fair, is absolutely gorgeous. Clearly, however, I’m not the only one who fell in love with it, because both the yellow and lilac versions starred in Miu Miu’s Fall/Winter 2010 ad campaign, and the dress appeared on multiple magazines’ covers, including W, Vogue and not one, but two versions of Elle—UK Elle and Swedish Elle, all in the month of August.
So, I just got back from Charleston Fashion Week. And by just got back, I mean I got back when it ended… three weeks ago. I’ve been rather busy, what with my senior thesis being due, like, now, and all, so I haven’t had time to muse much on my time spent in The Holy City, or as I like to call it, Chucktown, The Holy Quasi-City Filled with Luxury Vehicles, See-and-be-Seen Restaurants and Successful Young Professionals with Hot Wives and Cute Kids.
For generations, fashions have been modeled strictly by women and men with perfect figures and flawless faces. We could only see the designers’ latest pieces in magazines, on the runway and on the red carpet. But, with the advancement of technology comes a new fashion frontier: fashion blogs have opened all kinds of doors for the real style-lover.
The music industry’s influence is flooding fashion once again as performing artists shed their street clothes and keep the after-hours party attire chugging all day. The Beatles’ suits and Madonna’s bra-tops rocked the boat back in the day, but these are now common wardrobe essentials. So what’s next?
“I love Hitler!”
“People like you would be dead today.”
“Your mothers, your forefathers would be *$#%ing gassed and *$#%ing dead.”
It happened to be those choice words that secured John Galliano’s release from his position as Creative Director of world-renowned fashion house Christian Dior on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The fiasco has thrown the industry in a justifiable frenzy as questions compound upon themselves. Why? Was this the first time? What will happen to the Galliano label? And most importantly to some, who’s next?
I have a confession. I have sinned. I broke my cardinal fashion rule. I… wore… leggings… AS PANTS! In public! During the daylight! (Collective gasp; drawn-out ‘NOOO!’) Now, you may be asking yourselves in horrified suspense, “Did she go full out? Did she actually wear leggings-as-pants and Ugg boots?”
Molly McNutt is one of G&B Style’s newest team members. She’s well-dressed, obviously, and studying fashion merchandising here at USC, also not surprising. More importantly, however, she rocks dreadlocks, gets kicked out of the T. Coop Library for blasting music and breaking into spontaneous dance moves in the Mac lab and she is one of 10 featured designers in the Columbia Museum of Art’s exhibit, “Meet the Designer: Runaway Runway.”
Spring is fast approaching, and covering up will soon be the last thing on anyone’s mind. The warm weather is a good indicator of the fashion choices to come as the days of cozy layers, wool scarves and pea coats are slowly but surely coming to a close.