Friday, January 2, 2009
Elizabethan Storm Trooper
So I will admit, I have a bit of an obsession with the Gareth Pugh SS09 collection. I wish that I could look like his uniform robots everyday. Beyonce has nearly ruined it for me with her head to toe looks of his collection (not to mention she looks bad in his stuff), but I just can't get his collection out of my head. He combined all of my favorite things- futurism, elizabethan ruffs, repition of details, and structure. Its everything that I have been obsessing over into one collection. The words "Elizabethan Stormtrooper" have been floating around for this collection, and I think that its a perfect name. The idea of mixing something so ornate as the Elizabethan time costume with something supposed to be clean, simple, minimal is a hard concept. Gareth did it perfectly. I did some shopping. I didn't stick to black and white.
Christopher Kane sweater- resembles the ornateness of the renaissance times
Balenciaga Jacket- echoes the shoulders of Elizabeth with a twist of minimalism
Gareth Pugh leggings
Luella for Linda Farrow Sunglasses- adds a touch of inhuman futurism
Charlotte Olympia Tassle Pump- adds a bit of authority that Elizabeth and the Stormtroopers have with the structure and height
Peter Pilotto galaxy print dress- echoes star wars minimalism with delcious galaxy futurism print
Gareth Pugh sweat dress- again the shoulders.
Azzedine Alaia pony skin platforms
Christine Bec felt bonnet
The Renaissance Tailor Store ruff- what galaxy Elizabethan outfit would be complete without a ruff?