So, I know we were all wooed by those McDonald’s inspired Moschino pieces, and then later, by those supermarket inspired handbags (lait de coco, anyone?), but after doing my research I found that maybe such quirky pieces aren’t so original after all…
In the 1940’s designers, like Anne Marie de Paris, took the surrealist movement to the next level by creating witty and playful items inspired by unusual objects that had never been seen before. Sometimes we can get so stuck in the future when it comes to fashion, but it’s always good to know about the history of trends,too. Anyway, I thought I’d share some of these true vintage pieces with you guys, I know I was inspired, so enjoy!
Anne Marie de Paris: Surreal Handbags
(Champagne Bucket, Cocktail Bar, Carousel, Sugar Bowl, Telephone, Playing Cards)
As soon as I saw these words grace the catwalks of Moschino I prepared myself for an onset of not only slogan tees, but slogan everything, across the high street for SS14! I’m thinking that the likes of Topshop, Zara and ASOS will all climb aboard this cheeky slogan trend pretty shortly, but it looks as though they’ve already started seeping into their collections…
White is always an amazing colour to have in your Spring/Summer wardrobe. Its crisp, bright, goes with everything and adds that little bit of class. But this season a new type of white has appeared; Head to Toe.
Vera Wang, 2013
I have had my eye on a head to toe all white ensemble for a very long to time. Am I gutsy enough to actually go ahead and buy one? As of yet, no. But I’ve come to realise that this trend is not actually as scary as it looks, which is why I think I might be braving it this Summer. There are so many different ways to wear this trend that no-one has an excuse to shy away! Still not inspired? Read on to see how you can wear it this summer.
WHITE ON WHITE
Feeling brave? Team white with even more white:
KEEPING IT NEUTRAL
Still not feeling brave enough? Try teaming an all white outfit with some off white shades like cream or go darker with tan accessories to contrast against the striking white head to toe look.
Be very careful with this one, you want to uphold the class of the all white look, so don’t go too crazy with bright colours. You could accent the white with a gorgeous teal colour in the form of a clutch bag, a chunky jewelled necklace or even some strappy sandals.
Okay, so Kim K has made some questionable style choices over the last few months (being pregnant and all that) but the above is a perfect example of adding a pop of colour to an all white outfit. And a bright sunny yellow is bang on trend this season. Why not take on two trends in one go?
MAKE IT MONOCHROME
Black and white together will always be a perfect match so if you aren’t feeling quite so brave you can always add black accents to the outfit. I recommend taking inspiration from Moschino’s SS13 collection- the perfect amount of black that maintains that all white look with an added twist.
(Okay, so I wouldn’t recommend the hat.. but the rest is perfection!)