Tuesday, March 3, 2009

In Honor of Fashion week

If fashion was a high school, our life would be very interesting. You know that scary superintendent that would come to school once a year and have everyone running around frantically? Anna Wintour. Karl Lagerfeld would be the school principle. Then as the students, Agyness Deyn would be that really popular hipster girl and Henry Holland would be her best friend. Henrik Vibskov is that un-bathed pot head that hangs out with them (if you're reading this, which I doubt, your totally in my top 5 fave designers, so no offence). In class you have Ms. Von Furstenburg, shes that wise, nice teacher everyone goes to for advice and such. Then you have Rei, she's the french teacher that no one understands but no matter her lack of sanity intrigues those artistic children. Then Anna Piaggi is that art teacher that frightens you and wears all those ponchos, of course Anna Piaggi doesn't wear tacky ponchos, but you get the analogy. Gareth Pugh is that kid wearing all the black that doesn't really have friends since he is way to busy making some complex origami structures out of his napkin and some aluminum foil. Which brings us to Maison Martin Margiela, he would be that frightening exchange student that doesn't speak, or show any other human emotions for that matter. Then the Mulleavy sisters are those artsy girls and Stella Mcartney is that really annoying vegetarian activist girl. Kate Moss was the popular "it" girl in middle school, but every one's over her now.

Sorry for the lack of outfit posts, and posts in general. we've been overwhelmed with work, and the fact that we just finished our hardest chapter in math doesn't help either. I've been really inspired as of late. I'm really into Ann Demeulemeester and Rick Owens(yeah, I'm a bad vegetarian, leather, sue me, its Rick Owens) and looking at past Comme Des Garcons collections. Which obviously doesn't help my black, white and grey detox, but hey, its still cold right?
Well I made some crappy collages, all pictures are from style.com

I absolutely adore this, how it begins all light and turns into overdressed old men (a good thing) is simply genius. Is this some type of interpretation of how over time innocence is lost over time and the airiness of life slowly slips away? Or am I just crazy. Another thing that baffles me is how is it she comes up with this, does she decide: Yes, yes I think an old man theme will be appropriate now. Just wow, there are no words for this, Gabriel and I were gawking at this for about three minutes before we could conjure Susie Bubble'sUhh, umm, deep breath, sigh."

It is amazing what can be done with feathers, draping and air.

I love the Edwardian touches found throughout her collection. The sense of balance Ann created was also breath taking.
In other news, since when hot topic specialize in knock off Chanel tights?

Ava also started her own blog style aberration (don't worry she isn't leaving intreegue) check it out!

19 comments:

Tiffany said...

I love the whole idea of the world of fashion as a high school, everything you said made me laugh it is so true.And the collections to die for.

Lovingly, Lauren. said...

Wow, I wish this school existed and I attended it. In my school, I have to wear a uniform that consists of a plain polo shirt that is tucked into(in a bad way) a pair of Nigel Thornberry-esque trousers, a black belt and student ID that can make even Little Miss Sunshine look like a terrorist.
Sweet Jesus, I want Rei Kawakubo as a French teacher! Anything would be an improvement from my French teacher, Mme Mapes, who looks like the result of an orgy between Yoda, Steve Urkel and Po from The Teletubbies that's favourite outfit is a mumu and pair of crocs. How some kind of child can come from a creature that's from a galaxy far far away, little dude that likes wearing his pants so tight and high up that it practically gives him a vesectomine and an awkward red fuzzy thing that lives in Prozacland where the sun is the face of the Gerber baby, I have no clue. I think she just came out of a crater or some crazy shiz like that. I have no effing clue.
-A new follower named Lauren.

Chester said...

Thanks for the comment!
There have been a lot of interesting collections this year.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see Ava's new blog!!!!

The Most Elusive Captive in the Universe said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog :)

You're observations about who everyone in in fashion would be in high school are so true. Chances are they were those people (Esp. Gareth Pugh. I can totally see him making origami out of napkins.)

Kathleen said...

great pics, and the part about fashion and high school was hilarous!

Amelia said...

I really, really like this thought experiment. I want to go to that school :)

Parapluie said...

Haha, I love the idea with the school! :)

The Clothes Horse said...

Fun analogy, but I'm rather glad fashion is NOT high school. :)

keira antoia rose said...

Hahaha very funny analogy...most of which I agree, but probably not the Stella McCartney. I wish people would dress that well in high school.

xoxo Isabella Clarisse xoxo
www.tasteoffashionkar.blogspot.com

In-tree-gue said...

thanks guy =)
and i agree about stella, but every school needs one, and i'm a vegetarian so i can relate to the whole activist thing, but you know someone needed the part. And people dressing that well in high school would be fun. lol at the french teacher, that was so funny!
my french teacher is funny

style munch said...

wow this is a very good post. the collections are very interesting and eye catching. hah xx
www.ibitefashion.blogspot.com

Chloe said...

I love your fashion highschool, it was great =)

giggleness said...

haha i would love for there to be a school like that. xD

Lori said...

the fashion highschool was genius ;)

Annie said...

Just want to say that I love your masthead, and the skirt you wore in your previous post!

Alice X said...

tim walker love!!

Katie said...

I love your blog.
If you want to check out mine I'm at http://semi-fashionableontuesdays.blogspot.com/

indigotangerine said...

this made me laugh. I'd much rather have crazy but awesome Rei as my french teacher then my current one.
-indigo