Sunday, July 5, 2009

To Tango with proportions

The art of Dance and the art of Fashion design go hand in hand. When a dancer creates a new dance there are certain elements needed in their 'being' to produce something new and inspiring. They need passion, dedication, understanding and an element of boundary pushing. This is the same for any fashion designer. To create something new they need to draw on the passion they have for fashion to get them through the long hours, which also requires a lot of dedication. Designers need an understanding of the world around them and how their clothes will fit in, and how they will fit the people who purchase them. And of course they need to push boundaries, because having a point of difference is what separates them from the rest. 

But ra ra ra, my point is that one of my favourite elements of fashion is when designers play with proportions, and in my view - the bigger the proportion - the happier i am. I'm not talking about walking around in sacks or ballooning garments, what i like is when designers take garments and exaggerate them but keep a structure and a form. I don't really know where i am going with this today, my brain is very cloudy. So here are some images, pictures always speak louder than words.

Elie Saab Fall 2009 RTW

Elie Saab Fall 2009 RTW

Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 RTW

Big Shoulders? Check. Thigh high boots? Check. Belted waist? Check. Fake Fur? Check. Well your ready for fall next year then. Sometimes i think i am just going to have to move to the northern hemisphere, i hate being a year out. 

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