February 29, 2012
I always look forward to Jeremy Scott's shows each season. They're hardly the most wearable of collections, but they do the job of adding levity and playfulness in the face of all-too-stern fashion attitudes. I truly revel in and appreciate being part of this crazy industry, but there are times when everyone just seems a bit too serious, and I want to shout "Lighten up, it's just fashion" (circa Project Runway Season 2). Where I might not have ever worn last season's cow-printed chaps, I actually would wear a rainbow-wigged-out jacket or a Lisa Frank Sticker laden bustier -- hello, how could I not? I absolutely was one of those girls who had a trapper keeper filled with stickers and pencils and folders covered in unicorns and sparkling golden retriever puppies and glittery dolphins.
The collection was actually inspired by computers and the digital age - with pixelated prints and a Midi file soundtrack to boot - but overall it felt like an ode to the candy-coated, Bindi-wearing, raver kids and cyber goths of the 90's. I've never seen so many smiles on the front row!
So, would you dare to wear these looks? Do they remind you of any pieces from your past? (For example, I'm sure I had a pair of Chinese Laundry platforms in my per-adolescence that were exactly the same material as that skirt-and-bra combo paired under the rainbow fur jacket...)